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Cairn Chin

Cairn Terrier / Japanese Chin Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A short coat tan dog with wirey looking longer hairs on his face with a black muzzle, black nose and dark round eyes laying down

Bruno the Cairn Terrier / Chin mix at 1 year old—"Bruno is very head strong and knows what he wants. He prefers to play with large dogs. He is a very cuddly dog."


The Cairn Chin is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Chin. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.