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Cairnoodle

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Weight
15-20 lbs
Height
10-15 inches
Color(s)
A varying mixture of cream, red, black, and gray.
Overview
The Cairnoodle, also known as the Cairn-Poo, is created by the crossing of two breeds: Cairn Terrier and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs", and are not as popular as many of the other crosses.
Character
The ideal Cairnoodle is muscular, sturdy, and compact. They exhibit a hardy appearance, broad head, and large, dark eyes. Cairnoodle's are agile and high-spirited.
Temperament
Friendly, affectionate, and loyal, the Cairnoodle may possess the boldness of a Terrier, the sensitivity of a Poodle, or both. They require an inordinate 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.
Care
The coat of the Cairnoodle must be brushed several times a week to prevent matting and tangling. Bathing should be done on a regular basis using a mild shampoo. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. They are prone to such health issues as PRA, luxating patella, heart problems, portal shunt, and CMO.
Coat
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.
Training
The Cairnoodle typically exhibits independence but is willing to please. They may be difficult to housetrain. The crate training method works best. The Cairnoodle is adept at learning tricks. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, reward, and consistency.
Activity
The Cairnoodle is suited for city and apartment living provided they are sufficiently exercised and mentally stimulated. They must have a variety of safe toys to keep them occupied indoors. Cairnoodle's thrive on family interaction, off-lead play time in a securely fenced yard, performing tricks, and securely leashed walks.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Cairnoodle 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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Anonymous asked:

1/13/2015 3:13:54 PM

1/13/2015 3:13:54 PM

Cairnoodle We are considering getting a cairnoodle. I was hoping someone could tell me if the prey drive is lessened in this crossbreed or not? Thanks :)

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Anonymous

Both the Carin Terrier and the Poodle have a mild to high prey drive. So mixing the two breeds together will most likely do nothing to lessen the prey drive. Now every dog is different, so one pup may have a lower prey drive then another. Good socialization and training will help control a prey drive.
1/13/2015 4:37:44 PM

Anonymous

I have a Cairn Poodle and while she loves chasing squirrels and rabbits she is very cowardly towards animals larger than her. They are great animals, very loving, and crave attention.
1/31/2015 10:50:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/3/2013 11:58:49 PM

4/3/2013 11:58:49 PM

How long can a cairnoodle spend alone I'm a single guy and I'm intrested in getting a cairnoodle but I work I'm out of the house from 630am-5pm is a cairnoodle able to spend this much time alone

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Anonymous

That is much too long for ANY dog to spend along. Unless you are able to go back home at lunch time to take the dog out to pee/for a walk, do not get a dog. If you can hire a dog walker to take the dog out to pee/for a walk in the afternoon, that will work as well.
7/9/2014 10:30:04 PM

Anonymous

I have had my cairnpoo for 10 yrs. She and my other dog stay alone for about 7 to 8 hrs and do great.
1/9/2015 12:36:39 AM

Anonymous

My cairn poo spent most work hours in the kennel. This breed loves to sleep many hours a day so it was never a big problem being away.
1/31/2015 10:51:17 PM

Anonymous

My Cairnpoo his home inside from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. She is excellent. She does not make any messes. She gets lots of outdoor time when I am home. They are a wonderful breed. She is truly my best friend.
5/13/2015 11:05:56 AM

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7/15/2012 12:52:36 PM

7/15/2012 12:52:36 PM

I am thinking of getting a cairnoodle- what I need to know is if they still have their hunting... I am thinking of getting a cairnoodle- what I need to know is if they still have their hunting instinct? I live on a farm and need a dog who is adept at hunting wolf packs, rats, etc. Has anyone seen this trait alive and well in their cairnoodle?

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I have a cairnoodle for about two weeks. So far, in the backyard she is interested in rooting and sniffing the leaf piles, sniffing out in the bushes and around trees. She is like this on walks. She loves clumps of plants to dive into with her nose. She has never been in an environment where she could fully explore her senses until now. But, she seems to have them coming alive more and more. My sister has a Silky and I had a Yorkie as a kid. So far, taking into consideration her background of little to no dog stimulation until now, her instincts seem to scream terrier. But, it will take a while until all that is in full force with her. She is very sturdy and needs long walks now.
8/4/2012 10:25:37 AM

Anonymous

Are you seriously going to try to get a 15 pound dog to hunt down a wolf pack? Other than how ridiculous that is, yes they still have their hunting instinct. Ours used to run around the couple of acres we had hunting all of the pack rats and keeping them out of the machinery.
12/10/2012 6:04:11 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/4/2012 8:33:55 AM

6/4/2012 8:33:55 AM

Do Cairnoodle's grow a lot of hair?

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Anonymous

I have a cairnoodle and her hair is not that long. I would say that it is more mid-length but we do have to keep up with her grooming because she mattes really bad if we don't. It's nice too because she doesn't shed.
10/25/2012 4:41:07 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/12/2011 11:40:57 AM

11/12/2011 11:40:57 AM

it says above cairnoodles are really good watch dogs will this dog be barking non stop

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Anonymous

I have a two year old cairnoodle and find that watchdog is an apt description. She lays in our picture window and keeps an eye on the yard. She will bark when she sees someone she doesn't know or if she sees a cat. The key to a dog that barks is training. Its her job to tell us when she sees a stranger. I just taught her good job, but now no bark! No bark is the word I use to have her stop. It works for us.
2/25/2012 1:10:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/29/2011 11:18:54 AM

6/29/2011 11:18:54 AM

MY DOG TOTO IS CAIRN POODLE MIXED SHE SHEDS A LOT. WHY IS THAT? HOW COME MY DOG IS BALD ON HER... MY DOG TOTO IS CAIRN POODLE MIXED SHE SHEDS A LOT. WHY IS THAT? HOW COME MY DOG IS BALD ON HER BACK?

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Anonymous asked:

6/27/2011 11:56:01 AM

6/27/2011 11:56:01 AM

Do Cairnoodle's shed?

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Anonymous

Bathe and brush. Just take good care of your Cairnoodle. Mine does not shed at all.
10/29/2011 4:45:49 PM

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4/15/2011 8:06:17 PM

4/15/2011 8:06:17 PM

We have a black cairnoodle who is 4 years old and is walked regularly and is played with all the... We have a black cairnoodle who is 4 years old and is walked regularly and is played with all the time but he keeps urinating in the house and is getting cast next week to see if this will help him to stop this. I wonder if he might have a urine infection and if anyone has come across this with their cairnoodle. He is the best dog and we want the best for him.

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My cairnpoo is 10yrs old and I have had her for almost that amount if time. When I moved last year she started urinating in my new house. This is very time consuming but I started catching her sneaking into our living room late at night and urinating and would tell her no and put her outside. After a few nights of this she seemed to stop.
1/9/2015 12:32:15 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/12/2010 11:45:44 AM

10/12/2010 11:45:44 AM

Hi, I've just had a very stressful last year and want a dog to regain confidence and happiness.... Hi, I've just had a very stressful last year and want a dog to regain confidence and happiness. This one really caught my eye, Cairnoodle, and I was wandering if anyone would recommend it; I am looking for a loving dog who can be a good friend. thanks very much best regards

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Anonymous

I would a recommend a golden retriever. I am a mother of 2 kids, 14 and 5 both who absolutely adore our dog. Golden retrievers are compassionate and friendly and enjoy going on leashed walks in the park and napping next to you on the floor. Golden's are also really good watchdogs.
10/13/2010 5:55:27 PM

Anonymous

We have a carinoodle and she is a fantastic companion and great with our kids!!!! highly recommend
10/27/2010 2:57:35 PM

Anonymous

Our Cairnoodle has been so much fun but a good thing one of us is often home because he needs attention! Very vocal if he's bored. He is so fun & playful but needs BIG walks to wear him out. He is mischievous which is so funny but also means he doesnt always obey because its more fun to play. Loving gentle, amazing with kids great watch dog but can get embarrassing bc he has "stranger danger" i just found out this is a breed/terrier trait not exclusive to his personality. While he loves kids he will snap or bark at an adult stranger who tries to approach.
11/4/2010 12:43:38 AM

Anonymous

We have a four year old cairnoodle called Sooty. She is so much fun. Really eager to please and very intelligent. I agree that they need a fair amount of attention though and love to play games. They have incredible stamina for small dogs and Sooty will run for hours. Glad to see this website lists them as having a big need for exercise despite the fact that they are small dogs. I also agree that they are not trusting of strangers but are amazing with kids.
4/11/2011 12:34:56 PM

Anonymous

The cairnoodle is the best dog and great company and a great watch dog as they react to every sound and let you know. They need lots of walking and playtime with lots of toys. They are very obedient and when told off they take a telling.
4/15/2011 8:11:29 PM

Anonymous

I have a Cairnoodle, his name is zeus, and he is the best dog. He will not go potty in the house. Twice that I could not get to him he jumped in the bath tub and went potty. No I never put that in his head not one little bit. I say get a carrin poo. Thats what I call mine and iIlove my guy. best dog ever!!!!!
10/29/2011 4:55:56 PM

Anonymous

I have 4 cairns, and have had several poodles, they are both great breeds. If you really want to feel good and make a difference, rescue a dog! It will love you unconditionally forever :-)
2/6/2012 10:29:06 AM

Anonymous

My cairnoodle, Pixie is a wonderful, loyal companion. She is at home with my father while I work. He says about a half hour before I arrive home she sits in the window and waits for me. There is nothing like getting out of the car and seeing her excitement. This is a guaranteed greeting every time I arrive. No other friend is like her. I never regret getting her for one moment.
2/25/2012 1:17:45 PM

Anonymous

We got our Cairnoode shadow last month. He is the cutest, sweetest, best dog we could have hoped for. He is so smart and he will play fetch all day with my son if he can. He is very obedient and knows if he makes a mistake. I got him as a companion for my 12 year old to ease loneliness after his big brother left for college. He is so loving and even loves his crate. He gets along famously with our cat. He barls a lot when he hears a doorbell, even on tv. I cant watch Family Fued anymore, he barks whenever an answer comes up on the board because it makes a ding sound, lol. I would take him over Family Feud any day. He is a perfect addition to our family.
8/6/2012 10:31:16 AM

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