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Welcome to CTCA

The Cairn Terrier Club of America is a preservationist breed club dedicated to encouraging and promoting quality in the purebred breeding of the old working terrier of Skye and the West Highlands, now known as the Cairn Terrier.

Membership Benefits include: 

  • Mentoring in a variety of activities
  • Receiving publications such as The Highlander newsletter
  • Voting for club officers and show judges
  • Supporting the preservation of the Cairn Terrier
  • A gratis copy of the CTCA Illustrated Guide to the Cairn Terrier which is essential to interpreting the breed standard
Cairn Terrier Club Event

October 5–9, 2023

Cairn Terrier Club of America

CTCA National Specialty

Affiliated Club Event

October 19–20, 2023

Cairn Terrier Club of Northern California Specialties

The four-day Harvest Moon Classic Cluster (Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore and Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo) is from Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23, 2023. With the CTCNC Specialties, there will be 6 shows for Cairns to compete in, and there will also be a number of performance events.

Judges' Education

The Cairn Terrier Club of America is pleased to provide information for aspiring Cairn Terrier judges.