Cairmal - Florrie

by Amy
(England)


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 dog as anyone who visits the house gets licked non stop.

She loves seeing other dogs and will stand on her back legs for for long periods just watching them. She looks like a mere cat when she does this. She also loves to dance for a treat. She is so nosey and inquisitive.

How do others groom their Cairmals? We bathe her once a week as she gets very greasy and smelly. We had her groomed and they practically shaved her. She looked like she was ready to join the army! Not keen to get this done again. Her coat is very woolly and we groom her daily. How do others groom their dog?

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Feb 24, 2015
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Update fron Florrie NEW
by: Amy

Hi, Haven't logged on to the site for so long and when I did I saw your message from last year!! Florrie had a tough time last year as she had to have surgery on both her back legs as her cruciate ligaments had gone. However she has recovered amazingly and is back to her old self. Wouldn't know she's had anything done but it took us a while to recover from it all as it was so traumatising and expensive, over £7000! But worth every penny to see her recover so well.Just got her a pet passport so she is coming with us to France and Spain this year, just don't know how she will cope with the heat! Florrie also loves the sand but we have to stick her in the bath afterwards as everything clings on, we call her velcro!! I hope Nelly is doing well, would love to see a photo to compare them now they're older!

Apr 17, 2013
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Loooooong time! NEW
by: Casey and Nelly

Hi you two!
It was Nellys Birthday yesterday, she turned 4! All day i was thinking about the other pups from her litter, if they're all spoiled, perfect little pieces of sunshine as well!? It got me thinking about you guys too! Hope Florrie is doing well any news? Nothing much here, we took Nel on her first beach holiday in the summer last year and it DIDNT go down well lol! She loved the sand and there was a doggy beach so she could run around as freely as she liked and we didnt have to worry but she would not step a foot in the water!! There was a huge sand storm one day and because of her sticky up ears sand got in and she got an ear infection that she was carrying round up untill late Feb!!! Not fun...
Take care and keep in touch!!!

Mar 05, 2010
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Casey and Nellie
by: Amy and Florrie

Hi,

Glad to hear from you both. Florrie is doing well and getting cuter as she is getting older.
We had the same problem with the snow. It attached to her coat in clumps, which was really difficult to remove. I resorted to putting her in a luke warm bath to melt it off her. We spent 2 weeks in Inverness at my parents over Christmas and New Year, and it snowed non stop. The snow was so deep, she was getting lost in it.
She wasn't keen on it at all! Florrie and I are just back again from Inverness and the Isle of Skye, and guess what, it snowed non-stop again! I think Florrie is well fed up of snow!! Keep in touch with news of Nellie,
Amy

Mar 03, 2010
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Hello Again!
by: Anonymous

Hi Amy and Florrie, Its Casey and Nelly here!

We just thought we'd check in with you and see how everything is going...I keep getting e-mails and updates from Maltese Maniac and i always wonder how Nellys double is doing :D

How did you guys handle the winter?
Nelly seemed to enjoy it enough, although she would only stay out in the snow for maximum half an hour, then her poor little paws would freeze up with gathered ice that got stuck in her fur...she would actually limp home and fall asleep infront of the heater!

Hope you are well.

Casey and Nelly




Nov 03, 2009
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Dancing!
by: Jaz (Sassy's Mom)

My cairmal Sassy dances and stands on her back legs when she's excited or sees someone new!

Oct 07, 2009
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Re- Florrie
by: Casey

HI Amy, i answered your post straight away but rather dopily on my own page... so i'll post it again on yours now :)

'Thats exactly what i thought when i saw Florrie's photo! You were my inspiration for sending something in about Nelly, i got so excited to find another dog so similar! My first question to you is has Florie always been so light? I'm afraid Nelly is going to come through white....

No we havn't had her trimmed yet...and i won't be thinking about it till Spring now as i think she's going to need her nice warm coat in the Winter...but i would suggest (and probably do myself next year) a techniqe that lots of dog breeders use (for Australian Silky Terriers and Griffon Bruxellois for example, my family breeds both) called 'Stripping', of course they do it for show dogs, its basically plucking the hair out little tufts at a time its doesn't hurt the dog as much as you think its more uncomfortable for them...look into it as its better for thinning a coat rather than chopping it all off.'

Sep 21, 2009
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Two Paws UP! for Florrie!
by: LuLu and LoLLy

Hi Florrie! We are two Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy! We just looked at your pikture and we think you are super cute! Also, sometimes we dance for treats! Two Paws UP! for the AWESUM post! Please stop by and visit up at http://www.luluandlolly.com! Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy!

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Charming Cairmal - Penny

by Victoria
(Tampa, FL USA)


She is a great dog to have! She is a faithful companion.

She is active in the outdoors but also loves relaxing in our apartment.

She is cute and small and weighs about 7 pounds. We love our Cairmal!

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Mar 20, 2009
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Penny for your thoughts?
by: LuLu and LoLLy!

Dear Penny, Wow! You are so cute you should be at least called a Dollar! :) Very cute! Love, your Maltese dog PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

Feb 11, 2009
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oh my gootness I think we have Penny's brother...
by: MisaBellasMommy

I adopted a little dog that looks exactly like Penny - his name is Charley but when he was adopted from the Tampa Bay Humane Society he was called Salvador Dali - about 1-2 1/2 years old - could it be from the same litter - let's research b/c I am in Tampa too - check out Charley on this site or Misabellas mommy dog Misa b/c they're in the same pic or email me and I'll send you the pic -I was told West highland terrier / maltese and you're saying Cairn Terrier Maltese interesting..could be...

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Cairmal - Sidney

by Sherri Das
(Rochester, NY)

Sidney's First Day Home

Sidney's First Day Home

Sidney was born on 4/9/07 and she is a Maltese Cairn Terrier mix. Her mother was a 10lb. Cairn Terrier and father was a 7lb Maltese. She is always lively and happy and follows her owners around everywhere.

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Nov 08, 2015
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breeder? NEW
by: Mary John

I can't find any cairmal breeders. I'm also from central New York and wonder where you got yours.

Sep 02, 2009
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Funny little thing!
by: Anonymous

She's a funny little thing isn't she? How much does she weigh now? In the picture she looks pretty tiny!

Oct 14, 2008
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Sidney Photo Request
by: Anonymous

I'd love to see a photo of Sidney when she isn't wet. I'll bet she's a beautiful, fluffy, blonde. We have a three-month-old cairmal, Katie, bred from our wheaten cairn terrier, Annie. She's a real cutie with one of the cutest puppy faces I've ever seen.


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Black Cairmal - Cooper

by Cindy
(Portland, Oregon)

Cooper relaxing

Cooper relaxing

Our black Cairmal Cooper is a great family pet with a happy and loving personality. We have a large dog as well and they are the best of friends.

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Aug 18, 2009
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bobby
by: sophie n bobby

awww he looks like my little baby bobby :)

Jul 16, 2009
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Two Paws UP! for Cooper!
by: LuLu and LoLLy

Dear Cooper, We are two Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy. We think its cool you like big dogs. We are afraid of them. Stay adorable! Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy!
http://www.luluandlolly.com

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Cairmal - Katie Star

by Nancy
(Prince Frederick, Maryland, USA)

Katie at 2 years

Katie at 2 years

Katie at 2 years
Katie at 7 months and mother, Annie
Katie and best friend, Max
Katie & Gracie at 4 weeks

Katie Star is our miracle Cairmal!

Katie was born on July 5, 2008 to our Wheaten Cairn Terrier, Annie, and my nephew's Maltese, Skooter. Annie whelped a week early as a result of a terrible thunderstorm the night before. She ran around hysterically barking for several hours, and her litter was born the next day. Right after her four beautiful puppies were born she inexplicably turned on them and killed two of them before we could stop her. My husband was able to save the remaining two little girls. (First Miracle)

Having no idea how to raise newborn pups, I contacted a friend, Sandy, who is our groomer. She stayed up all night on her computer getting information on how to care for newborn puppies. As a result of her dedicated searching, she was able to share information with me which literally saved my puppies.

She told me that puppies usually die because they are not kept warm enough and that they needed to be kept in a 90-95-degree environment. We kept them in the hottest room of the house under a heat lamp where they stayed nice and toasty. For their safety, we muzzled Annie, and let them nurse several times for the crucial first two-three days so that they could get the colostrum they needed for important immunities. I started them on warm puppy formula every 1 1/2 hours from an eye dropper and then switched to goat's milk from tiny bottles I found at the pet store. She also told me that I needed to massage their little bottoms with cotton balls after every feeding to help them to pee and poo (who knew?). They continued to grow and thrive into two healthy, happy, playful little Maltese Cairn Terrier balls of fun! (Second Miracle)

They were kept separated from Annie for several months and reintroduced very gradually and carefully. Katie's sister, Gracie, went to her new home at 10 weeks, and now Katie and Annie are living in peaceful harmony.

In May of 2009, we rescued an eight-month-old yorkie-poo, who was to be euthanized that night. ?Max? is now Katie's best friend and playmate.

Katie is the best of both breeds Maltese and Cairn Terrier. She is beautiful, sweet, intelligent, and playful. We hoped that she would favor her Maltese father; and, as you can see, she definitely does.

Her original name was Star, because she had a five-pointed white star on her chest when she was born. At 2 ½ years, she weighs in at around 16 lbs. (mother, Annie is much larger than normal for her cairn-terrier breed at around 18 lb.).

We are not Cairmal breeders. We simply wanted a pal for Annie, and thought it would be great for her to have her own pup as a companion. So we bred her with Skooter before they were spayed/neutered.

We love Katie to pieces, and are thankful every day for our little "miracle."

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Rylee the Cairmal

by Christine Cepek
(South Fork, PA)

I love my Cairmal (Cairn Terrier Maltese mix). We're family of 6 including two dogs, one a Puggle and our newest addition is our Cairmal.

First off we choose her because we all have allergies and these wonderful dogs really don't shed and if they do it's very minimal. They are very playful we have a small yard and she's wonderful with it although I would highly recommend a fence because they bounce alot. Oh they are very bouncy and hop like a rabbit when they run.

She has been very easy to train. She is 6 months old now and listens very well. They are filled with energy, however they would easily adjust to a apartment with just a walk a day. They love to play and run around the house or outside but ours likes to wonder if not watched every second. She loves the kids but you may want to consider that they jump alot. She's in training now with a great trainer who says we just spoiled her a little and her jumping has slowed down now that she's getting older.

Our dog is 85% of the way full grown and she weighs 6 lbs very small and petite. Very friendly but on alert and guard when someone pulls into our driveway or walks up to our front or back doors. I wish I knew more about these wonderful dogs my parents are looking for one now and were hoping to breed them. They are wonderful...

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Sep 05, 2011
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Puppies
by: Anonymous

Have you bred this dog yet? My husband and 3 children live in johnstown and would love one! youre email isnt working and i know this is old but please post any new information.

Sep 20, 2009
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do u know a good breeder near indinanapolis indiana
by: Anonymous

lm looking for a pup of this breed. we live in indinanapolis indiana and will move from our small home to anearby apartment soon do u know of a good breeder near us? ps my husband would love a chow breed of dog in the future do this breed get along with such a much larger dog of course this'll be once we get a home with a yard. our email is huddlestonfam@sbcglobal.net thanks

Mar 29, 2009
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where?
by: Anonymous

i have been wanting this dog.
were thingking about getting a cairmal this summer. we just cant seem to find one for sale. where did u get urs? we were woundering if there was any in texas or yeah that would be great if u could tell us. this dog sounds loveley and we saw pics on google of this dog. thanks. & good luck breading.

Sep 14, 2008
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I'm Rylee's mom
by: christine

Hi my names Christine and I'm rylee's mom so many people have contacted me about finding a cairmal that we are going to breed rylee honestly were doing this for people who love dogs and have allergies or need a small dog that dosen't shed I'm very excited my son and i have serious allergies and rylee has been so great this year we noticed she shed a little when i say a little we found 4 hairs hahaha but our puggle may have had a part of that she dosent shed or you will not notice hair on clothes or furniture we can't express how important it is to us for us to find good honest homes for her puppies. Please email me if you would like with anything about these wonderful dogs and if you have a cairmal please i'm looking for another one also i'm hoping to keep a pup... the cepeks@yahoo.com

May 20, 2008
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where?
by: Anonymous

I am looking to suprise my wife with one and can't seem to find any...any help would be appreciated...danielmatthews80@yahoo.com

thanks so much

Mar 18, 2008
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Location
by: Janet

Congratulations on your Cairmal! I have been looking for one for a year but can not find a breeder. I live in NC - where did yours? If you have any suggestions as to where I could find one I would appreciate hearing from you. My e-mail is poochylover1@yahoo.com.

Thank you!
Janet

Nov 05, 2007
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thanx
by: Anonymous

thats very helpful thank you

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Cairmal Dog - Barnaby

by Mar
(Spokane, WA)

Barnaby

Barnaby

Barnaby is a WONDERFUL Cairmal dog!!!! I wasn't in the market for a dog until this little guy choose me and it has been the best relationship ever.

Potty training was a breeze as we taught Barnaby to respond when needing to go to the restroom. Basically, asking if he needs to "pee potty" with a response of two barks means that he wants to go outside. When finished, we reinforce by praising him. Training my Maltese Cairn terrier mix Barnaby to do tricks was a lot of fun! It took several tries to walk on his hind legs, the "Happy dance" (dancing in circles on hind legs), as well as shake, roll-over, etc, etc., as he likes to show off to family, friends, and guests when they come over for a visit.

He is very alert to any noises outside and when he does hear something, he will investigate it and inform the household by barking. Being hard of hearing myself--I praise him for that as I don't hear what is going on outside.

The other thing is that Cairmal is also a BIG, BIG lap dogs! They love to cuddle. When sitting watching television, he would like to cuddle, laying on your chest with his head on one's shoulders. Also likes to lay on your lap as well.

Myself--I highly recommend a Cairmal if one is looking for a handsome, lively, energetic dog that would complete one's house. I know I am in the market for another Cairmal to add to this household......

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Aug 30, 2012
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Barnaby NEW
by: Little Miss Muffit

That is one cute dog and very cute name. My little Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie) looks exactly like him. What would we do without these fun loving, adorable little pals?

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Cairmal - Archie

by Kristin
(Aurora IL)

Archie the Cairmal at 10 months

Archie the Cairmal at 10 months

Archie the Cairmal at 10 months
Archie the Cairmal at 10 months
Archie the Cairmal at 10 months

Archie the Cairmal is the happiest-go-lucky dog you could ever meet. He is everybody's best friend, including our cat's. He always wants to be where the action is but at night he roams from room to room making sure everyone has settled down and then comes to sleep at the foot of the master bed. Our Cairn terrier Maltese mix responds very well to praise but not so much to food treats - he can take them or leave them.

He is a terrific snuggler especially in the late afternoon before he gets his second wind. He is the epitome of the optimist, always able to find something to be happy about and wanting to share his happiness with you. Our Maltese Cairn terrier mix loves to chew so we have plenty of dog toys. He has been smart about learning what's okay to chew on and what's not. One of his toys has become his favorite and he carries it around everywhere with him.

I have two kids with special needs and he has shown great empathetic abilities with them. One likes to rough house and the other needs a quiet, gentle approach. It's hard to believe it's the same dog interacting with each of them when you see how differently he treats them, but it's exactly what they need.

He was in a bad accident recently but he made an amazing recovery. He has a strong will to live and by the time he left the animal hospital he had made close friends of all the staff. Our Cairmal dog is an important and much loved member of our family.

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Jun 26, 2015
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Our pup, Sophie - is the split image of Archie!
by: Tara

Sophie is the almost identical to Archie! We got her from a rescue and have been wondering about breed. They suspected Terrier/Maltese and Archie is proof that she just HAS to be a Cairmel.

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