Emeraldcity Cairn Terriers
Hi, I'm Ginnette L.
Welcome to Emeraldcity! We are Ginnette and Peter and our Cairns are family to us. You are invited to visit Emeraldcity and meet our cairns - we breed cairn terriers in a responsible, ethical and transparent way, in a city home environment. We strive to breed healthy, happy cairns that love people and love life!…
Vet Approved Criteria
Last verified on 18 Aug 20
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
- Health Practices
- Home Environment
- Physical Condition
Newborn & Planned Litters
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…
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…
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…
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…
Emeraldcity Cairn Terriers conducts 2 out of 2 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Cairn Terrier.
Bile Acid Testing
Congenital abnormalities of the liver, such as a Portosystemic Shunt (PSS), are relatively common…
Dogs affected by patellar luxation have loose kneecaps that may pop in and out of the knee joint,…
Emeraldcity Cairn Terriers conducts 1 additional tests available for the Cairn Terrier.
Von Willebrand’s Disease (VWD/vWD) is a genetic bleeding disorder caused by a lack of a specific clotting factor. There are three forms of the disease, types 1, 2 & 3. A DNA test is available for each type of VWD to identify whether a breeding dog is a carrier or might be affected. The severity of VWD varies widely between breeds and individuals, ranging from life threatening, through to having no impact on clotting ability.
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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…
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…
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…
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