The Jacairn is a hybrid dog, also known as a designer dog. The Jacairn is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier. It is not always possible to determine the characteristics, temperament or traits of a mixed breed. You will likely find the Jacairn has a combination of the characteristics found in both the Cairn Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier.
Our reader writes, “Here is a photo of my 16 year old jacairn girl ‘riley’ we lost her this year and miss her very much. She was a very sweet dog but did not like squirrels or rodents. She had access to barns in her life because I had horses and always thought she was bigger and stronger then them. She would kill any rodent she found and go down groundhog holes to flush them out.
Any child that teased her would not be forgotten and she could bite them BUT a child that was gentle and loving to her she would protect. She would chase cats but would tolerate them as there were two in our house as well.”