Cairn terriers are coming from Scotland. They used to hunt foxes, badgers, otters and other forest residents. These dogs were popular with farmers as well as courtiers. Cairn terriers were assigned to Skye Terrier type until 1924 years so it was allowed to breed them with western Scotlands' white terriers. Lately, British dog breeding club made a decision that these two breeds are different and can't be breed together since 1925 years.
The colour of the fur
Cairn Terriers are multicoloured - the majority of kennels agree that if a Cairn Terrier is one-colour, it means it isn't pedigreed. Cairn terriers have several types of colours - some of them are black with light strains, creamy and greyish. Usually newly born puppies are one-colour but lately, their fur changes the colour. Cairn Terriers also change their fur colour into more silver when are getting old.