Cairn Terrier Question

I am soon going to be adding a carin into my family, but I already have a chihuahua who is 12...


I am soon going to be adding a carin into my family, but I already have a chihuahua who is 12 years old and I also have a pet gerbil, I was wondering if I would need to hide my gerbil from the cairn?

    In Cairn Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 4/2/2011 12:52:38 PM
Well, I am not a expert, but Cairns were bred to kill vermin. So I would keep it high off the ground and away from the dog and maybe occasionally show the gerbil to the dog. And let it sniff the gerbil, but if it starts to growl I would hurry and take it away. Also with your Chihuahua. I would ease the dog into meeting your Chihuahua. Because I have two of my own Cairns and the female is very donimant. Please remember I am not a expert. This is just knowledge that I have learned on the internet and from experiance from my own two dogs. Every dog is different, so the results might be different for your Cairn.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/10/2011 11:51:42 PM


YES you need to hide your gerbil from your Cairn.. I have a 3 year old Cairn who has killed over a dozen rodents form my back yard..
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/11/2011 11:22:54 PM


Yes, I have a cairn but I need to keep a close eye on it if it's ever near my hamster. Most terriers can't be trusted around small animals because of there hunting instincts.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/27/2012 11:08:50 AM