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    Serving the greater Portland-Vancouver area of Oregon and Washington, the Columbia River Cairn Terrier Club was formed in 2004 as an affiliated club of the Cairn Terrier Club of America. In 2008 the CRCTC was recognized and licensed by the  AKC . 

    Our members are busy and so are our dogs! From conformation shows to companion events, from competition obedience to activities designed for pure fun, the members and friends of the Columbia River Cairn Terrier club are  active and welcoming. We invite you to share your life with Cairn Terriers as a part of our Cairn community. 

    Sign up for our mailing list. Attend our events. Enjoy our photos. Read our articles. Like us on Facebook. Join the club and become a member

    Whatever you do, please join us in celebrating the Cairn Terrier as an important part of our lives.


    • 24 February 2018
      Meet the Cairn Terrier. Visit the Cairn Terrier booth approximately thirty minutes following completion of the breed judging.
      More info to follow. 
    • 08 March 2018 03:00 AM Until 04:30 AM
      The March Club Meeting is scheduled for March 7 from 7PM  to 8:30 PM.
    • 10 March 2018 06:00 PM Until 10:00 PM
      CRCTC is pleased to offer an OM screening and CAER* exam on March 10 with the generous cooperation of Dr. Paul Scherlie.
      The charge will be $20 per dog; Cairns 10 years or older will be no charge.
      Your dog(s) will have drops put in their eyes 15-30 minutes prior to the exam.  Exams will be staggered for those individuals bringing more than one dog. Dr. Scherlie will be available from 10:00 – 2:00.
      Testing that will be performed: 
      CAER  — should be done by one year of age and repeated annually. OM (Ocular Melanosis) — should be done for Cairns after three years of age and repeated annually. CAER exams are advised for all dogs and OM screening is of particular importance for Cairn Terriers.
      * The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) designated the OFA’s Eye Certification Registry as their endorsed registry as of November 1, 2012. More information.
      About OM
      If you own a Cairn Terrier you may be interested to learn more about Ocular Melanosis. The Cairn Terrier Club of America has funded considerable research on OM. For more information about OM, review the general information flyer below, or visit the CTCA's health related concerns page that includes many OM related resources, including study information and research reports.
      OM-information.pdf CTCA Health Related Concerns: Ocular Melanosis More information
      Tom Quarles
    • 20 July 2018
      Join us for our annual specialty show!
      For more information: Visit our CRCTC Specialty Page
      Our specialty page contains frequently updated, comprehensive information about the specialty with new information added as it develops.

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