The Cairnoodle is a mixed breed developed from a Cairn Terrier and Miniature Poodle and so it has an appearance that includes features of both breeds.It weighs around 15-20 lbs and stands between 10-15 inches. They are found in varying mixtures of cream, red, black, and gray. Its life expectancy is 12-16 years.

The coat of the Cairnoodle may be very curly or slightly wavy. It is typically wispy and short all over the body. The coat is longer and more profuse on the face.

Friendly, affectionate, good companion and loyal the Cairnoodle may possess the boldness of a Terrier, the sensitivity of a Poodle, or both. Although the Cairnoodle cross can pull behavioral characteristics from both the Poodle and the Cairn Terrier, the Cairnoodle is best known for its playful attitude and poodle-like coat. These high-energy pups are also independent. They require a lot amount of attention and do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. They will become destructive if bored or lonely. They do well with children, dogs, and non-canine pets they have been raised with. The Cairnoodle is alert, suspicious of strangers, and will bark to announce visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.