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Breed Group: Terrier
Cairn Terrier

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Weight
Male: 14; Female: 13 lbs
Height
Male: 10; Female: 9.5 inches
Color(s)
any color but white; dark ears, muzzle, tail tip desired
Overview
This breed is the smallest of the Terriers. They were originally bred in the Scottish Highlands for their working ability, not their appearance. The Cairn Terrier is built sturdy and strong, but not built heavily.
Character
The Cairn Terrier is intelligent, tenacious, and courageous. They are lively and bossy, very clever and independent. The Cairn Terrier is quick to give chase and quick to bark at every new sight and sound. This breed is intense and active.
Temperament
This breed is spirited and restless, always seeking an adventure. They are friendly and affectionate, bold and fearless. The Cairn Terrier loves to play and adores stimulation. They are loyal and alert and have a mischievous nature. The Cairn Terrier has a special affinity for children over the age of six.
Care
The Cairn Terrier must be brushed several times a week. The hair around the eyes and ears must be kept trimmed. Special attention must be given to not over feed, as they tend to gain weight quite easily. The Cairn Terrier, while the smallest of the Terriers, also has the most health issues of the Terriers. They are especially allergic to fleas. The Cairn Terrier is not suited for living outdoors and much prefers to be inside with their family.
Coat
The Cairn Terrier is double coated with a coarse outer coat and soft, short furry undercoat. Their coat has a shaggy appearance that does not require trimming and is weather resistant. They shed little to no hair.
Training
The Cairn Terrier is inquisitive and quick to learn. They are sensitive, so they require firm, not harsh, training and discipline. They like to learn tricks, and thrive in obedience training. Without training and attention, the Cairn Terrier will become bored and destructive.
Activity
The Cairn Terrier is purely high energy. They benefit from daily brisk walks, but are more suited for a fenced yard with room to run. This breed is not suited for apartment or condo living. They require supervision when they are outside as their natural instinct to hunt and dig can lead them into danger. The Cairn Terrier has excellent ball playing talents and would happily do so for hours.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Cairn Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Peaceful Acres Kennel
Member Since: December 2006
Location: Kirksville, Missouri
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Anonymous asked:

5/21/2015 12:17:10 PM

5/21/2015 12:17:10 PM

We love Cairns. On our third, Scamp, with the last two living until 16 years of age. Scamp is now 9 years old. We are looking for a young Carin Terrier and don't wish to have a puppy but would like to find one that is around 8 months to 2 years old. Rescue sites have proven to be ineffective as too many looking for too few dogs. Distance is not as important as the right dog. Any thoughts? Many thanks

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Anonymous

You can contact breeders and ask if they have any older pups, returned pups or dogs that didn't end up show quality in the end. You should also look into breed-specific rescues as they will be in contact with anyone needing to find a home for just a Cairn Terrier. Good luck!
5/23/2015 8:14:32 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/6/2015 11:25:47 AM

4/6/2015 11:25:47 AM

are cairn terriers mistaken for tibetin terriers?

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Anonymous

It can be done, but someone would 1st. Have to know what a Tibetan Terrier looks like and 2nd, Not know what a Cairn Terrier looks like.
4/6/2015 5:00:07 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/22/2015 5:34:22 AM

3/22/2015 5:34:22 AM

I am interested in getting a male Cairn Terrier puppy. Our back yard would be better suited with a Invisible fence. Does anyone have experience with this breed with an invisible fence?

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Anonymous

Invisible fencing does work, but only if you train the dog right with it. Contact your local positive reinforcement trainer to get their advice as to how to train your pup with the invisible fence.
3/22/2015 7:20:25 PM

Anonymous

Thx for your reply. As long as the training is reasonable and the outcome is expected to be positive I do not feel this to be a challenge. I will need to find a 'Positive Reinforcement Trainer' if and when I do purchase a Cairn. I am trying to learn about the bread as all my pat has only been with full size rough Collies. Which I love. However do to my health and space I need to have a smaller breed. (Which will need to utilize an invisible fence) I have heard this bread will take the zap if they see an animal outside their area. Then once out the cannot get back in without taking a second zap. Can anyone confirm this or not, or tell me if the training to utilize an invisible fence is productive?
3/23/2015 10:30:38 AM

Anonymous

Cairns are not a good dog for an electric fence. Cairns bark at bigger dogs, and then there is no fence to protect them from the bigger dogs. Another reason, Cairns are willing to take the zap to chase vermin.
5/18/2015 11:29:59 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/21/2013 3:22:30 PM

3/21/2013 3:22:30 PM

My 8 yr old Cairn Terrier growl and initial barks sound raspy, like a sore throat? He is a "talker" He has always been a "talker" and even purrs when being petted. But his raspy throat sounds have me worried.

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Anonymous

Just like people, dog's can get sore throats or hoarse when they 'talk' too much. But if you are worried, take your Cairn Terrier in to see his normal vet and he/she should be able to put your mind at ease.
7/9/2014 10:23:52 PM

Anonymous

Our Gretta had a raspy throat until the day she died. She was almost 14. We loved her so much and I would give anything to hear her little bark again.
2/12/2015 8:07:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/7/2013 7:42:12 PM

3/7/2013 7:42:12 PM

why is my carin terrier so irratated and scratching all the time?

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Anonymous

There are many things that could be wrong from flea's to dry skin. It's time for a vet visit. You can also use 'Head and Shoulder's' shampoo on your dog. Just like with humans, dogs can have dry/itchy skin and Head and Shoulder's shampoo does wonder's. Just a dab will do it!
7/9/2014 10:25:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/27/2013 6:40:49 PM

2/27/2013 6:40:49 PM

CAIRN TERRIER TAIL CURLED UP MY TERRIER'S TAIL IS CURLED UP IS THAT WHAT THE CAIRN TERRIER'S TAIL LOOKS LIKE SLIM AND CURLED UP ?

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Anonymous

No, that is not common. The Cairn Terrier's tail should be straight up with a slight curl back is alright, but not curled all the way like a pug.
7/9/2014 10:26:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/25/2013 11:17:01 AM

2/25/2013 11:17:01 AM

Itchy Skin on cairn terrier Hello my name is Kristine I have a ten yr. old cairn terrier we moved from FL to Vermont I hoped his skin would improve in the cooler climate, but no I have him on an anti allergy food with no wheat, he also takes fish oil capsules, and ive started using a striping knife on him, but his skin on his upper legs and other area seems really dry he's also itching all the time I feel so bad for him any help would be greatly appreciated

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Anonymous

Believe it or not, simple Head and Shoulder's shampoo that is made for humans is GREAT for dogs with dry/itchy skin. Just a dab with do!
7/9/2014 10:27:36 PM

Anonymous

The best thing to fight off allergies in carin's is grain free food + treats, + nothing with oatmeal in it. After 5 yrs of my dog SUFFERING w/ skin problems + steroids I called one of the best vets in the country, she told me all this + she saved my dogs life!!! In 8 wks she was a perfect normal dog w/ all her hair grown back ! Its a great true story :-)
4/17/2015 2:22:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/26/2012 11:41:18 PM

12/26/2012 11:41:18 PM

My puppy has 6 fingers My Cairn Terrier puppy has 6 fingers and 5 fingers in the back legs. I am kind worried because its annoying for him and the doctor said that is better to operate it. But Im not sure. What do you recommend me? Thanks for your help. Best wishes, Pamela

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Anonymous

If your vet thinks that it is best to remove the extra toes and you think he/she is right, then go a head. Dogs can easily adapt to having extra toes, but it does take time for them to adjust.
7/9/2014 10:28:42 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/9/2012 7:33:01 PM

10/9/2012 7:33:01 PM

I have a cairn terrier and he seems a little lonely. If we were to get another dog what breed do... I have a cairn terrier and he seems a little lonely. If we were to get another dog what breed do you think he would do good with? He is now 2.

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Anonymous

You might want to just get another Cairn Terrier.
11/4/2012 6:30:41 PM

Anonymous

Our Carin is now 4 years old; when he is acting lonely we just play more ball, take him for walks and just give him more activity.
1/16/2013 11:36:10 AM

Anonymous

You could get another Cairn. Another option would be to get a West Highland White Terrier (Westie). Westies are white cairn terriers created into their own breed. But they have been slightly modified from the Cairn. So the Cairn and Westie have about the same energy, they are the same size, and would get along great!
7/4/2013 12:59:56 PM

eliseace asked:

10/8/2012 4:39:34 PM

10/8/2012 4:39:34 PM

I want a dog that will go for long walks but will also snuggle up and watch tv with me. is the... I want a dog that will go for long walks but will also snuggle up and watch tv with me. is the cairn terrier the dog for me? if not what do you suggest?

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Anonymous

No, Cairn's are far too curious and energetic to sit on the couch and watch TV. Only if they are very, very tired will they do this. Not a lap dog.
10/9/2012 6:12:12 PM

Anonymous

then what do you suggest
10/10/2012 4:10:17 PM

Anonymous

You could get a Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Poodle).Here is a link about them; http://www.nextdaypets.com/Cavachon.htm#qanda.
11/4/2012 6:29:05 PM

Anonymous

Then u should get a cairn terrier. they are perfect dogs for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/10/2012 4:48:04 PM

Anonymous

I disagree. My little 13 year old cairn terrior is the best dog I have ever had. He has always loved cuddling with me.
4/16/2013 2:28:41 PM

Anonymous

Cairns might rarely cuddle, only if the are a 'senior' on are very tired. I would recommend the Glen of Imaal Terrier.
7/4/2013 1:03:01 PM

Anonymous

My Cairn Terrier loved long walks but loves a cuddle on my lap. No matter what time of the day
2/24/2015 4:08:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/3/2012 8:26:39 PM

10/3/2012 8:26:39 PM

I am thinking about getting a Cairn Terrier, would it be best to get 1 or 2?

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Anonymous

The answer is do you have time for training 2 Cairn Terriers? If so and you only want to do the puppy thing once than get two at once. If you can deal with puppy stage twice than I would wait till your puppy is about a year an a half or two before getting another puppy.
10/6/2012 4:32:33 PM

Anonymous

We just lost our 16 year old Cairn and he loved to snuggle and lay on my lap. We also had a Westie and a Scottie and neither of them would lay on my lap.
4/12/2015 1:38:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/3/2012 5:02:05 AM

10/3/2012 5:02:05 AM

Hi i have a male pedigree Cairn Terrier he will be 4 in Feb 2013 he is very Male Dominant &... Hi i have a male pedigree Cairn Terrier he will be 4 in Feb 2013 he is very Male Dominant & snappy. I love him so much but struggling with him at Meal Times is very Bad & snappy then around food. I am in tears as he is so loved & started doing this around a year ago as I do let him have my food. Also feel i am doing everything wrong ... can anybody help me or i need to let him go to another home hate this Feeling Thanks all Julie

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Anonymous

Dear Julie, NEVER, EVER, give table food to your dog. Give him a good dog food like Blue Buffalo, or Iams.Ask you vet the amount you should give him. BEFORE you give him his food, tell him to sit.THEN give him his food. From, vet2b
11/4/2012 6:37:56 PM

Anonymous

Dear Julie, u should NEVER EVER give your dog table food, Because he will just get worse and worse the more u do it. And he will get used to it after a few times. I hope it gets better!!!!!!!
11/10/2012 4:52:50 PM

Anonymous

My Carin will be 4 this month; we never feed him from the table . . . his food is his, our food is ours. He may beg quietly at our feet, but he does not get people food. I have found Carin's to be harder than all my other (poodles, cockers, american eskimo) because they are such mischivieous tricksters; but with dicipling myself and him at the same time it has worked.
1/16/2013 11:42:43 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/4/2012 3:12:33 PM

9/4/2012 3:12:33 PM

I have two, 2 year old, male cairn terriers recently one has started putting on weight, he does... I have two, 2 year old, male cairn terriers recently one has started putting on weight, he does like his food but is an extremely active dog while the other is of a lethargic nature and has no interest in food. Any feedback welcome...

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Anonymous

Ask your vet if you should decrease the amount of food your giving to your dog or change to a special weight loss food. From, vet2b
11/4/2012 6:42:34 PM

Anonymous

You should 1. get a good food like Blue Buffalo and ONLY give him food 2 times a day, in the morning and night, and 2. ask your vet if u are feeding him the right amount of food! Good luck!!
11/10/2012 4:56:30 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/1/2012 3:26:50 PM

8/1/2012 3:26:50 PM

Can I leave a 2 year old dCairn Terrier for 12 hours at night?

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Anonymous

NO. Maximum time you should be gone is 5 hours. From, vet2b
11/4/2012 7:22:34 PM

Anonymous

That might be ok IF IT IS AT NIGHT. And if you do run him/her A LOT during the day!
11/10/2012 4:58:53 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/19/2012 12:40:52 PM

7/19/2012 12:40:52 PM

I want to get a Cairn Terrier, but I don't know if I should get a pure breed or one from the... I want to get a Cairn Terrier, but I don't know if I should get a pure breed or one from the shelter. Which one would be better?

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Anonymous

Either 1 is fine, but if you dont care about your Cairn Terrier being registered, why not get 1 from the shelter? We have a 3 year old cairn terrier and she is just like 1 of the family!
8/19/2012 10:24:33 AM

Anonymous

If you expect all the temperaments of a cairn terrier or the hypoallergenic that they carry than I would go with pure breed but if this doesn't matter than I would definitely get one from the shelter as they need love as well.
10/6/2012 4:36:59 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/9/2012 10:49:57 PM

6/9/2012 10:49:57 PM

I adopted a Carin terrier within the last week. He is 16 weeks old. I was looking for a lively... I adopted a Carin terrier within the last week. He is 16 weeks old. I was looking for a lively dog who would be active but I am concerned about my decision. He seems wonderful with my children (2 & 11), but I am concerned. He seems to be indifferent towards me. Can anyone offer some tips for bonding, training and development?

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Anonymous

You could take him or her on a long daily walk, or spend daily time brushing and petting him or her.Try watching It's me or the Dog(http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/its-me-or-dog) or The Dog Whisperer.They'll will give you some training tips. From, vet2b
11/4/2012 7:31:53 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/14/2012 9:52:43 PM

5/14/2012 9:52:43 PM

i have a cairn terrier who loves the beach but tends to drink the salt water after running... i have a cairn terrier who loves the beach but tends to drink the salt water after running around abit. any good ideas to stop him drinking it? i put him back on the lead when he starts drinking the salt water which is a shame as he just loves the freedom at the beach.

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Anonymous

Your cairn terrier is probably thirsty from running around so much. You don't want him drinking salt water, bring a bottle of water for your dog to drink from. If you don't want to use a water bottle they make special containers that have a clip on bowl. You can find these at local pet stores.
5/27/2012 11:01:54 AM

Anonymous

Don't worry about him drinking the salt water just make sure he has some fresh water to rehydrate himself.
10/6/2012 4:39:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/29/2012 5:56:51 PM

4/29/2012 5:56:51 PM

I have a 2 year old spayed Cairn terrier who is a handful. I know the breed was used to hunt... I have a 2 year old spayed Cairn terrier who is a handful. I know the breed was used to hunt small vermin, but she did something today I had not seen. After she had been in our yard for a while, I went outside to bring her back in. She had deposited two dead baby rabbits. Before I could clean them up, she swallowed one whole! I have not seen any problems so far. Should I be worried?

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Anonymous asked:

4/19/2012 12:25:57 PM

4/19/2012 12:25:57 PM

Which is larger? the Cairn Terrier or the Norwich Terrier?

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Anonymous

The Norwich Terrier is larger because as you read in the article above, the Cairn Terrier is the smallest breed of Terrier. I hope that helps, but i didn't really give you any new information.
4/22/2012 6:46:51 PM

Anonymous

No the Norwich Terrier is smaller. I have one. They are between 11-15 pounds. Mine is 11 and is a female. They look a lot like the Carin Terriers but noticeably smaller.
11/1/2012 12:08:53 PM

Anonymous

They are about the same size, but Cairn Terriers can weigh more(only by a few pounds). From, vet2b
11/4/2012 7:39:19 PM

Anonymous

The Cairn is slightly larger than the Norwich.
7/4/2013 1:04:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/22/2012 11:22:03 AM

1/22/2012 11:22:03 AM

my dog kinda looks like a Cairn Terrier and i was wondering if anybody can tell me for sure

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Anonymous

You should bring him/her to the vet,they can do a blood test to determine what breed it is. from, vet2b
11/4/2012 7:43:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/7/2012 4:17:02 PM

1/7/2012 4:17:02 PM

if a child has allergies can he have a cairn terrier

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Anonymous

Yes cairn terrier's are Hypoallerginic and are one of the rare dogs that work for people with allergies.
10/6/2012 4:47:00 PM

Anonymous

Yes he could have a Cairn, even better would be a Cairn Terrier poodle mix ... poodles are hypoallergenic.
7/4/2013 1:06:17 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/3/2012 9:11:14 AM

1/3/2012 9:11:14 AM

My Cairn Terrier (1 and a half years old) chewed a large hole in the front of one of my... My Cairn Terrier (1 and a half years old) chewed a large hole in the front of one of my armchairs. Is there anyway to keep him from doing this to the furniture? He's always around me, but snuck off and chewed it up while I was home. He's in a crate when I'm gone.

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Anonymous

I used Bitter Apple Spray from Petsmart to train my Cairn not to chew on things....when you catch him (or her) chewing (or any other bad behavior) just spray the Bitter Apple on the side of the face. They don't like the taste and will stop doing the bad behavior...make to use the same key words like no or stop, etc so the dog also gets used to hearing that word and associates it with the negative behavior.
1/5/2012 9:24:01 AM

Anonymous

Thanks for the tip! I'll try that. My husband and I are so worried our Cairn Terrier will chew more furniture that we constantly make sure we know where he is. Do you think he'll outgrow the chewing? He has several nylabones and toys that he can chew.
1/6/2012 8:09:58 AM

Anonymous

I just put bitter apple spray on the furniture.
11/4/2012 7:44:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/29/2011 4:22:24 PM

12/29/2011 4:22:24 PM

what would be the best food quantity per meal for a 5 months male cairn terrier and for a female... what would be the best food quantity per meal for a 5 months male cairn terrier and for a female 1 year old. and what is best: 2 or 3 times/day for a 5 months. many thanks.

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Anonymous

Ask your vet for food advice.
11/4/2012 7:45:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/28/2011 8:58:50 PM

12/28/2011 8:58:50 PM

What should the weight be @ 4-5 months for a cairn terrier male? A 1 year old female? Our male... What should the weight be @ 4-5 months for a cairn terrier male? A 1 year old female? Our male is @ 9.2 pounds. Our female @ 18 pounds.I would appreciate a weight schedule. Many thanks.

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Anonymous

you should talk to your vet.
11/10/2012 5:09:00 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/9/2011 12:50:16 PM

12/9/2011 12:50:16 PM

Would a 5 year old Male Cairn Terrier and a Male Pug Puppy be a good match?

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Anonymous asked:

11/12/2011 1:02:42 AM

11/12/2011 1:02:42 AM

Hi im 12 and I am looking for for a good dog - would a Cairn Terrier be a good dog or should I... Hi im 12 and I am looking for for a good dog - would a Cairn Terrier be a good dog or should I go with a cainoodle?

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Anonymous

hi i have a carin terrier and his is so loyal!!!! carins don't also shed. but he can be stubborn so thats the only reason i would say cainoodle but go with what fits your life settings :)
11/17/2011 11:02:26 PM

Anonymous

Yes I had one for 16 and half years. Cairn's are very energetic and are alot of fun. I strongly suggest getting one. Also if anyone you know has allergies to dogs they are perfect for that. I never had a problem with my alergies.
12/8/2011 4:12:50 PM

Anonymous

A cairn terrier would be the best because they are very playful and nice. A cairnoodle can be sick a lot because it's a mi but less money
12/22/2011 7:49:00 PM

Anonymous

i recently purchased a three month old cairn terrior and he is a total delight. i have only had him for two weeks and have alraedy taught him to fetch. he is loving, inquisitive and feisty. totality in love with him. very special breed of dog is my opinion and if the one you get is anything like mine you will be delighted.
3/29/2012 11:24:47 AM

Anonymous

I'm 12 and just got a dog from the shelter. He's a cairn terrier and he's the sweetest. He loves to play and sit in my lap at the end of the day. Cairn terriers are great dogs but don't forget to do your homework to find the right dog for you.
5/27/2012 11:05:41 AM

Anonymous

Well, there temperment is pretty much the same, but a cairnoodle won't dig as much. from, vet2b
11/4/2012 7:48:42 PM

Anonymous

I don't agree about the post that says a cairnoodle would get sick a lot.Mixed breeds aren't sick more than just one breed.
11/4/2012 7:52:48 PM

Anonymous

I think a Cairn terrier would be best! Have Fun!!!!!!!!!!
11/10/2012 5:10:11 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/5/2011 1:16:24 PM

11/5/2011 1:16:24 PM

I have a cairn terrier she is 7 months. If another dog attacks her will she try to defend and... I have a cairn terrier she is 7 months. If another dog attacks her will she try to defend and fight back?

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Anonymous

A puppy can't defend back because it is littler. But the puppy does have sharp teeth. So it depends on the type of breed
12/22/2011 7:58:01 PM

Anonymous

One thing I can say for certain, you don't wnat to get chomped by the cairn's jaw and teeth. Super strong jaws and could do damage to another pet if they snapped down.
3/4/2015 10:44:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/21/2011 7:15:05 PM

10/21/2011 7:15:05 PM

I live in a small trailer in a senior only park. People frequently walk by the house. I am... I live in a small trailer in a senior only park. People frequently walk by the house. I am gone 2 days a week but still walk daily. I want a dog for my grandchildren to play with ages 6 and 13. But more important to me is my need for a doggy friend to keep me company. The cairn looks like a nice breed and since I walk daily I think his energy would be nice. Do you agree or do I need to look for a different breed?

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Anonymous

A cairn terrier is great with any children that are different ages. Plus cairns love to go for walks. Also they can live in any place
12/22/2011 8:15:58 PM

Anonymous

I bought Tigger in 2001. He was a registered Cairn, brindle. LOVELY personality. High energy. I suffer from migraines and when he was younger he'd lay for hours at my head. He also was a facility dog for traumatic brain injured people and they absolutely loved him. I just lost him to a stroke last night. I would buy another in a heart beat. Little dog with a lion heart. Rest in peace my little friend.
1/21/2012 2:53:28 PM

Anonymous

Cairns are high energy and demand lots of playtime.I recommend a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
11/4/2012 7:55:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/11/2011 12:37:05 PM

9/11/2011 12:37:05 PM

i changed my cairn terriers flea meds from frontline plus to petarmor plus. she's had it on 3... i changed my cairn terriers flea meds from frontline plus to petarmor plus. she's had it on 3 weeks not sure but i think it's not working. i don't see fleas but she is pulling the fur off her hind quarters and chewing ..and skin is black. has anyone had the same problem or do you think its something else?

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Anonymous

Yes, our Cairn started this at the age of 7 and is now 13. Ozzie has been in a hood for 7 years. The condition, in Ozzie's case has only gotten worse. Steroids ruined his thyroid and his eyes. His skin is hot and irritated and black in spots. 5 Doctors later they only thing they can agree on is that he is allergic to something. Ozzie is now on a limited indgredient food, thyroid, and meds to try and produce tears for his eyes. Ozzie also pulls (literaly) the hair out of his skin.
10/12/2011 9:22:10 AM

Anonymous

We had a beloved Welsh Corgie and she got the black skin and was pulling her hair out, we took her to many vets and finally she started not eating and tired, we found this one vet and he took x-rays and examined her and she was FULL of cancer right where the black skin was.
11/16/2011 9:13:50 PM

Anonymous

I think they are called hot spots. Hot spots can be made by scratching in the same place a lot. Maybe they can be black but the most common is red.
12/22/2011 8:11:47 PM

Anonymous

We just took our Cairn in to the vet a few weeks ago for the same thing. Frontline hadn't worked for fleas so we used Advantage II and that cleared them up. But, he was still itchy. The vet said he had a bacterial infection on his skin from the fleas. They gave him antibiotics and steroids which he just finished taking. He's better now and his hair has grown back quite a bit.
1/6/2012 3:24:21 PM

Anonymous

I am a breeder of show quality Cairn Terrier's and the black on the skin is from bacteria growth and them pulling thier hair out is from this irration, but if you spray vinegar on the spot it will kill the bacteria and hair will grow back with in a week, This is a " HOT SPOT ".
10/8/2012 8:37:42 AM

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8/28/2011 4:21:52 PM

8/28/2011 4:21:52 PM

Hello i am planning to get a cairn terrier puppy but i have a house rabbit. Do you think they... Hello i am planning to get a cairn terrier puppy but i have a house rabbit. Do you think they will ever be able to get along?

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Anonymous

Cairn terriers are rodent hunters. My best answer is no because they can kill rodents or hurt them bad.
12/22/2011 8:05:23 PM

Anonymous

I think if you introduce them and teach your cairn terrier to respect your rabbit with voice commands and a firm hand crip on him till he understands it will be alright. I had two baby ducks and a hamspter that became his brothers and sister.
7/9/2012 10:31:16 AM

Anonymous

You should socialize them when it's a young puppy.
11/4/2012 7:57:40 PM

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