Emeraldcity Cairn Terriers
Hi, I'm Ginnette L.
Welcome to Emeraldcity! We are Ginnette and Peter, and we take pride in successfully breeding and showing quality Cairn Terriers. We are also international dog judges and have been showing since 1989 and specialising in Cairns since 1996. Our Cairns are family to us and we are dedicated to preserving and protecting this historic and rare breed. You are invited to visit Emeraldcity and meet our cairns - we breed cairn terriers in a responsible, ethical and transparent way, in a home environment. *We strive to breed healthy, happy cairns that love people and love life! *We have Champion Australian & International bloodlines *We have imported cairns to help improve the breed in Australia *Its important to us to spend a lot of time planning litters and socialising our puppies *We conduct temperament assessments on all litters to match pups to their families - and puppy families are encouraged to attend! *Excellent health and temperaments are our main focus, with cairn terriers that meet the breed standard at a high level.
Vet Approved Criteria
Last checked on 18 August 2020
Every breeder on RightPaw has agreed to our vet-approved RightPaw Code of Ethics, and passed an interview from one of our team.
- Breeding & Welfare
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- Physical Condition
Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
Emeraldcity carefully plans each litter & focuses on quality. Puppies are well-socialised in an urban home environment & we individually assess each pup's temperament to ensure they go to the right owners. They are also crate-trained and paper-trained before joining their new families. You are welcome to participate in the temperament assessment of a litter, to help us match the right puppy to their new family.
All pups are Liver Shunt (PSS) tested - in line with the breed club recommendations for Cairn Terriers. Liver Shunt is rare in the breed, but only by continuing to test our cairns will it continue to be so. All of our adults and puppies are tested, for about the last decade now since the testing protocol was recommended. A puppy affected by liver shunt at best case scenario will survive with a modified diet, and possibly medication.…
All pups are born and grow up in our home. I have a heated whelping box in our guest room, and sleep next to it for the first week. We welcome puppy visitors once the pups are born (with certain safety precautions). The pups are handled everyday, groomed every week, and when they're old enough they go outside during the day and experience a suburban backyard environment, including different surfaces (grass, artificial turf, wood,…
Included with our puppies
* A guarantee of Health for your puppy * A comprehensive information folder listing your puppies pedigree (showing 3 generations back), vaccination and other health details, microchip details, dietary advice, information on basic training, exercise needs, lists of foods and plants to avoid and more * 3 specialised grooming tools to suit the cairn terrier coat, and grooming advice in the information folder * Socialisation,…
Emeraldcity Cairn Terriers conducts 2 out of 2 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Cairn Terrier.
Dogs affected by patellar luxation have loose kneecaps that may pop in and out of the knee joint,…
A Portosystemic Shunt (PSS) is a congenital abnormality of the blood supply to the liver, where…
Emeraldcity Cairn Terriers does not conduct additional health tests.
About the Breeder
A little about us
We are proud to be involved in the breeding and exhibiting of this delightful, hardy Scottish breed, who have friendly, outgoing, happy natures. This low to non-shedding breed are great family dogs who are really sociable and love to be inside as part of your lives. We started showing Cairns in 1996, and had our first litter in January 2000. Prior to that I (Ginnette) had shown Silky Terriers, and worked in a kennel that bred Silkys as one of my jobs whilst at Uni. So I had plenty of practical experience before starting the Emeraldcity kennel.
Why we got involved in breeding
I read "Greyfriar's Bobby" as a child, and fell in love with the rugged, scruffy little terrier on the cover of the book. I showed Silky Terriers and then Cairns, and decided to start contributing to the Cairn Terrier breed through my own breeding program. I thought the Cairns were a breed really suited to living with families in today's environment - they are friendly and adaptable, and want to be with you but are not anxious type dogs. They are really sociable Dogs but also independent They are low to non shedding with a harsh coat, and are much less likely to trigger allergies. I thought it was a shame that there were not many cairns around and after experiencing my first I wanted to help to preserve the breed. I became a responsible, ethical breeder so that Cairn Terriers are available to others to enjoy as their companions. We also promote the breed through showing them, and through participation in breed stands for the Cairn Terrier Club of NSW. We also judge dogs in Australia and internationally.
Our special touch
I want to connect with people who love Cairn Terriers as much as I do. I like to stay in touch and find out how your puppy/adult cairn is going and offer any support I can give. My purchase agreement states that if you cannot keep your dog, for any reason, at any age, that they be returned to us at Emeraldcity, so that we can assist in ensuring a safe and happy future for them. Emeraldcity has their own private Facebook group, with pictures, videos, stories, advice and information shared. Our Cairns are temperament tested, extensively socialised, health checked and trained before they join their new families. We try to ensure the transition to their new homes is as easy and enjoyable as possible for the Cairn and their family. I (Ginnette) am presently the Secretary of the Cairn Terrier Club of NSW and we assist with any Cairn Terrier Rescue needed. I have also been a foster carer for a doggie rescue organisation and have volunteered in a Dogs as therapy for Seniors program. Emeraldcity promotes responsible and ethical breeding practices and pet ownership.
Council Number or BIN
Dogs NSW (ANKC)