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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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Featured Cairn Terrier Breeder

HRP Kennels
Member Since: March 2008
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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We give our dogs hands on attention and affection daily. We intend to remain relatively small and produce healthy, loving and playful puppies. Our kennel is located in the middle of the Ozarks far from the hustle and bustle of the city. We find this environment peaceful, conducive and more in touch...

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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 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 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

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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

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

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 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

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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, 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

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