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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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:

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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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