It is almost impossible to give exact colors of the puppies when they are
According to the Danish Kennel Club rules we have to register the pups
only 3 weeks old, and at that point getting the colors correct is pure
luck. Breeding for colors will take you nowhere, like picking the pup
because of the color will be of no use.
Our breed can change colors a lot because of the brindle gene.
Brindle means that the coat is striped like a tiger. The single stray of
hair has variation in color, normally dark at the skin and lighter at the
tip. A cairnterrier coat should never be spotted like a giraffe.
Some of the cairns go through dramatic color
Here is a few samples of the same dogs at different ages
Fault in colors
In our FCI standard the
following colors are faults: Black, White and Black/Tan
Black and White are easy to see, so here is a sample of a very rare
Black/Tan cairn color.
Black / Tan
Colored like an Airedale & Australian Terriers
This part is from the rear thigh