Cairn Terrier Question

I am a single working female and I would love to adopt a Cairn Terrier but sometimes can be away...


I am a single working female and I would love to adopt a Cairn Terrier but sometimes can be away from the house for 9-10 hours at a time. Would the Carin Terrier be a good match for this? If not does anyone know a dog breed that is suitable when left alone during the day?

    In Cairn Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 4/6/2011 2:26:09 PM
Yes actually. My mom works 8-5 sometimes later and I have school 8-2:15, maybe 3:30 and that's a pretty good time span. You might want to get a Cairn Terrier around the age of 1 1/2-2 years maybe so it wont have to use the bathroom every hour or so if you get the jift of what i'm trying to say.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/14/2011 6:44:16 PM


I am also a single working woman and have a four month old Cairn Terrier puppy named Jack. I crate trained Jack (which I HIGHLY recommend) but, like all puppies, Cairn Terrier puppies cannot hold their bladders for more than a few hours, so I came home at lunch every day to let him out and let him run around for a bit. Now that he is a bit older and (nearly) house trained, I have an indoor pen that I put him in that allows him access outside to potty during the day. As far as the breed goes being alone, he seems to have no problem. I am consistently amazed by how resilient he is. When I get home at the end of the day I am typically greeted with a sleepy yawn :) This is the first Cairn Terrier I have ever had, and I totally have fallen in love with the breed! They have so much personality! Good luck with your search for the right puppy!
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/14/2011 10:00:34 PM


No dog should go more than 4-5 hours without the opportunity to relieve him or herself. Please hire a neighbor or a pet sitting/dog walking company to take your dog out no matter what breed it is. A dog left unattended for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week could be considered animal cruelty. Besides, you will experience your dog displaying destructive behavior when neglected by being left alone for long periods of time. Cairns are usually happy-go-lucky, but they will not hesitate to let you know when they're unhappy with how things are around the household!
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/16/2011 9:10:17 PM


Carin Terriers are fine for six to seven hours but you have to walk them at 8:00 , 1:00 , and 7:00 .
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/29/2011 7:07:15 PM