Maltese Dog Logo

Love Maltese Dogs?
Join the
Maltese Maniac Club


Cairmal: Maltese Cairn Terrier Mix

AKA: Malticairn, Cairn Terrier - Maltese Hybrid

Cairmal Maltese Cairn Terrier Cairn Terrier mix

The Cairmal, also called a Malticairn, is a cross between a Cairn Terrier
and a Maltese dog.

These hybrid dogs are recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and can be registered on their website.

They are one of the relatively unknown Maltese mixes, but are becoming more popular because of their lively and spirited personality.

Read more about the Maltese Cairn Terrier mix below to see if this is the right Maltese mix for you.

Do you have a Cairmal? Tell us more about his/her personality & your dog could be famous!


Adopt a Maltese
Cairn Terrier Pups
Stuffed Animal Today!

Stuffed Plush Glen of Imaal Terrier Puppet Stuffed Plush Cairn Terrier

These dogs take on the temperament of both Cairn Terriers and Maltese. They are spirited, restless little dogs.

Maltese Cairns are also easy to train and love to show off by doing tricks. You need to give them lots of attention and training though, since they can become destructive and noisy if left alone too long.

This dog does great with children as they are naturally patient and very playful. Most people find them to be loveable and loyal; while also being merry and mischievous.

Cool Maltese Cairn Gifts

If you already have a Maltese Cairn Terrier dog or know someone that does, check out these unique gifts for dog lovers below.

Make a personalized gift at Zazzle.


A Maltese Cairn Terrier mix comes in various colors such as red, brindle, black, sand and various shades of gray.

Hair usually includes a shaggy outer coat with a soft, downy undercoat. Therefore, they need to be brushed several times a week and trimmed monthly to keep their coat from getting matted.

Most are also nonshedding and hypoallergenic. Full grown Malticairns average 10-14 lbs, about 4-6 lbs larger than a purebred Maltese.

Learn More

Find the perfect dog for you. Learn about other Maltese mix dogs.

Do you have a Cairmal?

If so, your Maltese mix could be famous! Please tell us all about your dog and we'll put it on our website. What kind of personality does s(he) have? What makes him/her so special? Let other Maltese Maniacs know what to expect from a Cairmal. Submissions must include at least 200 words of text and a picture to be accepted. Thanks!

What Other Cairmal Owners Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other Cairmal dog owners...
Subscribe to Cairmal Updates by Email

Cairn Terrier Maltese - Zowee 
So so smart and sweet. Mother Cairn Terrier, father Maltese.

Little Cairmal - Bailey 
We lost our 11 yr old Maltese March 21. I Googled Maltese and found our little Cairmal at our local Petland. His birthday is Dec 13, 2015. He is a playful, …

Cairmal Puppy - Bailey 
Our little guy was born Dec 13 2015. We lost our Maltese at 11 yrs. Looking for a new puppy, I Googled Maltese and found our Cairmal at our local Petland. …

My Cairn terrier Maltese mix is a very lovely dog to the people that are mainly around him, but he is also very protective over us as well. Some new people …

Adopted Charlie 
We adopted Charlie from the Cleveland APL about 3 years ago and was told that she was a Cairmal. She is very sweet and has lots of energy for two things …

Maltese Terrier - Pretzel 
My sweet sweet little angel is Pretzel and she is almost 8 months old. We rescued her 3 months ago and they told us she's a "Terrier mix". We have no idea …

Shelter Dog - Matilda 
We adopted from a shelter but are 99% sure she's a Cairn Maltese mix. A little high maintenance; she needs at least 30 mins of hard exercise a day and …

Maltese Cairn Terrier 
Pup loves to play is a generally happy dog. My Maltese Cairn Terrier mix can also be extremely lazy and loves sleep on his back. He has a natural curiosity …

Cairn Terrier Mix 
We love our Maltese Cairn Terrier mix, she has a great personality, very lovable and loves to run at the doggy parks non stop!!!! very smart and always …

Our Cairmal is now a year old. She is a fantastic little dog and we love her to bits. She loves her walks and lots of human company. Not a great guard …

Cairmal Puppies 
We have 2 beautiful Cairmal puppies. We have had them since birth and they are so sweet! They are so different in looks and personality. Batman was …

Cairmal Pup - RAVI RAVILICIOUS Not rated yet
We adopted our Cairmal pup about two months ago. He is a wonderful addition to the family as we have a Morkie and two kitties as well. Ravi is full of …

Maltese Cairn Terrier - Moki Not rated yet
He is 8 weeks old and is 3/4 Maltese and 1/4 Cairn Terrier. I was wondering based on his picture, how he will look like when he is an adult.

Click here to write your own.

Looking for something?

Maltese Maniac News




 Copyright © 2007-2013 Maltese Maniac | Email Us | Maltese Dog Breed Lovers! | Privacy Policy | Legal Disclaimer

Information on this site is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace the advice and treatment of a veterinarian. This site does not take responsibility for the accuracy of suggestions, comments, opinions and any other messages posted by visitors.