The Brussels Griffon originated in the 1800s in Belgium and was used as a ratter to keep the stables free of vermin. This breed comes in two varieties, which are the rough and smooth coated types. They got their name from the city where they were first born, which was Brussels, Belgium. Their ancestor, the Griffon d’Ecurie, was a stable dog in the early 19th century who was a favorite with horse-drawn cab drivers and farmers. Later that century, they were bred with the English Toy Spaniel, Pug, Affenpinscher, and the Yorkshire Terrier. It is thought that they got their size and rough coat from the Affenpinscher, facial quality from the Pug, and big eyes from the English Toy Spaniel. The Yorkshire Terrier contributed the smooth coat to the smooth coated Brussels Griffon. They have two other varieties, the Belgium Griffon and the Petit Brabancon, but they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). The Brussels Griffon is the 97th most popular breed in the United States and they were accepted by the AKC in 1910. The Cairn Terrier has been around since the 1500s and was one of Scotland’s first original Terriers. This breed was known for its awesome ability of badger and fox hunting, which is where they got their name because a cairn is the rock den where badgers and foxes live. They are thought to be ancestors of the Skye Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, and the Scottish Terrier. They became increasingly popular in the 1930s when a Cairn Terrier played the role of Toto in The Wizard of Oz. The AKC officially accepted the Cairn Terrier in 1913 and they are the 70th most popular breed in the United States.