Cairn Terrier is a terrier small dog breed. They are happy, cheerful, busy little earth dogs originally bred to fearlessly root out foxes and other small, furred prey in the rocky Scottish countryside. Curious and alert dog, Cairns like having a place where they can explore and dig.
The Cairn’s unique quality dog, called “Cairnishness,” include a short, wide head and a free-moving, short-legged body that exudes strength but not heaviness, topping out at about 10 inches high and about 15 inches long.
- Life expectancy: 13 – 15 years
- Origin: Scotland
- Temperament: Cheerful dog, Busy and Alert dog
- Height: Male: 10 Inches, Female: 9.5 Inches
- Weight: Male: 14 pounds, Female: 13 pounds
- Colors: any color
- Group: Terrier Group
CAIRN TERRIER DOG MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS
|Coat:||bundant shaggy outer coat, soft downy undercoat. Can be cream, deep red, brindle, light gray, apricot or black|
|Litter size||average 2 to 10 pups maybe larger|
|Life span||13-15 years|
CAIRN TERRIER DOG
He is also curious dog and quick to learn. And, like all terriers, he’s independent and a bit stubborn pet. Carin must know who is in charge, or he will take charge. Early obedience training and socialization are essential.
Moreover his weather resistant coat consists of a soft, close undercoat and a profuse, harsh outer coat. Furnishing around the face adds to its somewhat foxy expression dog.
CAIRN TERRIER TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE
- The Cairn dog is the essence of terrier plucky, spirited, bold, inquisitive, hardy, clever, stubborn, and also scrappy.
- Cairns are responsive to their family’s wishes, however, and try to please; in fact, they are surprisingly sensitive.
- These dogs can be good pets as long as they are given daily physical and mental exercise in a safe area.
- This dog enjoy playing with children, but can be assertive with other dogs and chases small animals, so introduce carefully.
- This small dog love to sniff, explore, and hunt. They dig; some bark.
CAIRN TERRIER HEALTH AND CARE
- Life expectation is 11 to 15 years.
- Major concerns: none
- Minor concerns: portacaval shunt, glaucoma (in association with or without ocular melanosis), CMO
- Occasionally seen: GCL, patellar luxation, congenital heart defects
- Suggested tests: GCL, knee, eye, cardiac.