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Cairn Terrier / Bichon Frise Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A little tan dog with soft-looking, shaggy hair standing on a park bench looking happy.

Nikko the Kashon Terrier at 11 years old

Other Names
  • Bairn
  • Kashon Terrier

The Kashon is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Bichon Frise. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
A gray-brown wiry looking Kashon dog is standing with its front paws on a log in grass. It has one ear up and one ear down.

"This is Max the Kashon at 18 months. He weighs 12 lbs. His tail almost always curves up over his back like a Bichon's. His ears are funny, one is always up and the other always down. They just came that way—I guess they couldn't decide which to be, Cairn or Bichon. His coat is soft and silky on the front half of his body then just about where his waist would be it turns into Cairn hair, very coarse! He's a terrier at heart and a perfect family dog. His temperament is sweet, loyal, playful and very energetic."

A gray-brown Kashon puppy is laying on the back of a tan couch

"This is Maximus Pawnelius or Max for short. He's a six-month-old Cairn Terrier / Bichon Frise cross (Kashon). When I took this photo he had just woken up from a very long nap and was not pleased to be awake."

A little tan dog with a shaved coat, prick ears, black eyes and a black nose laying down on a tan carpet.

Nikko the Kashon Terrier at 11 years old

A small, scruffy, long haired tan terrier dog with his front paws up on the kitchen table while sitting in a chair in a house

"Nikko the Kashon Terrier thinking he is a person at the table. Don’t ever put a dog door near your kitchen table next to the dog bowl and his water. Not a good idea!!"

Close up head and upper body shot of a longhaired, tan, scruffy looking little dog with a black nose and dark eyes with hair covering them

Nikko the Kashon Terrier at 6 years old

Close up of a tan dog with a short haircut and a big black nose and dark eyes laying down in grass with people behind him

Nikko the Kashon Terrier at 6 years old

A small, fluffy tan dog with longer hair on the top of his head sitting at a dining room table with his paws on the glass table top

Nikko the Kashon Terrier at 6 years old

A small, soft-looking tan dog sitting on a metal chair with his front paws on the glass table top with a house plant next to him

Nikko the Kashon Terrier at 6 years old

A longhaired tan dog with prick ears that have long fringe hanging from them playing with a tan and black Boxer dog out in the grass

Nikko the Kashon Terrier at 6 years old having fun playing with his Boxer friend.