The Cairmal, also called a Malticairn, is a cross between a Cairn Terrier and a Maltese dog.
They are one of the relatively unknown Maltese mixes, but are becoming more popular because of their lively and spirited personality.
According to Maltese Cairn terrier mix owners, these dogs are easy to train, but require alot of attention. Read more about this Maltese mix below.
Please do not purchase these dogs from a breeder. There is no need to create more mutts when plenty are available for adoption. If you discover a Maltese mix that would fit well with your family, you can easily adopt one at a Maltese Dog Rescue instead (and for a lot less money)!
These dogs take on the temperament of both Cairn Terriers and Maltese. They are spirited, restless little dogs.
Maltese Cairn mixes 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.
dog does great with children as they are naturally patient and very
playful. Most people find them to be lovable and loyal; while also
being merry and mischievous.
If you already have a Maltese Cairn Terrier dog or know someone that does, check out these unique gifts for Cairmal lovers below.
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 non-shedding and hypoallergenic. Full grown Malticairns average 10-14 lbs, about 4-6 lbs larger than a purebred Maltese.
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Cairn Maltese Mix - Toby Not rated yet
We rescued a Maltese terrier mix and we’ve been looking and looking to find out what terrier he is, and we believe that he is a Cairn Maltese mix. He loves …
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.