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Cairn Terrier / Maltese Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Mia the Cairmal puppy is standing on a concrete sidewalk and looking to the right with a heart-shaped tag hanging off of her collar

Mia the Cairmal (Cairn Terrier / Maltese mix breed dog) at 6 months old

Other Names

Cairmal Terrier


The Cairmal is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Maltese. 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.


ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = Cairmal

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Cairmal Terrier

International Designer Canine Registry® = Cairmal

Designer Breed Registry = Cairmal Terrier

Mia the Cairmal Puppy is laying on a sidewalk with a lot of tall flowers behind her

Mia the Cairmal (Cairn Terrier / Maltese mix breed dog) at 6 months old