Cairn Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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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.
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
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2018

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Cairn Terrier puppies.

How much do Cairn Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Cairn Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Cairn Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Cairn Terriers sold is $725.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Cairn Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,100 upwards to $5,300 or even more for a Cairn Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Cairn Terriers sold is $500.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $725.00
Average Price: $500.00
Top Quality: $1,100.00 to $5,300.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2396 Cairn Terrier puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Cairn Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Cairn Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Cairn Terrier Names for 2018

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2396 Cairn Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Molly
  • 2. Mason
  • 3. Corbin
  • 4. Felix
  • 5. Carson
  • 6. Frankie
  • 7. Freckles
  • 8. Fiffy
  • 9. Frisky
  • 10. Toto
  • 11. Beauty
  • 12. Daisy
  • 13. Mater
  • 14. Toby
  • 15. Winnie
  • 16. Hampton
  • 17. Hopper
  • 18. Captain Jack
  • 19. Jack
  • 20. Rascal

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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 with nature.

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Anonymous asked:
Are Cairn Terrier's cat friendly dogs?

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The Cairn Terrier is just that, a Terrier. They were bred to have a high prey drive and to be rodent eradicators. If the puppy is raised with a dog-friendly cat, then the dog could do just fine. But on a whole, the breed is known for a high prey drive that would not do well with a skittish or fear-based aggressive cat.

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What kind of health problems do Cairn Terriers develop?

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Sadly, there is quite a large list of health problems that are genetic to the Cairn Terrier breed. However, the positive to this list is that a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder will screen their dogs for these conditions and you will be able to see what their dogs results are before getting a puppy from them. The list of hereditary health problems that this breed can have are as followed, Bronchoesophageal fistula, Cataracts, Corneal dystrophy, Craniomandibular osteopathy (lion jaw), Diabetes mellitus, Entropion, Hip dysplasia, HypothyroidismKrabbe disease (globoid cell leukodystrophy), Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome, Lens luxation, Luxating patella, Ocular melanosis, Portosystemic shunt, Progressive retinal atrophy, Soft tissue sarcoma and Von Willebrand disease.

Anonymous asked:
How much food do you feed a Cairn Terrier at 7 weeks old? What type of food and how much once or twice a day?

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A puppy that young needs to be eating 3 times a day. A puppy should be fed 3 times a day until they are about 4 - 5 months old. At that time you can slowly transition them over to 2 times a day and that will be good for them for the remainder of their life. As for food, it is best to feed your puppy the best quality puppy food you can afford. A food that is grain-free and high quality is obviously best, but is not 100% necessary unless your puppy has allergies. As long as you are feeding the best quality food you can afford for your pup, that is all that matters.

Anonymous asked:
Are Cairn Terriers good with small kids?

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The Carin Terrier is a hardy breed of dog that if raised with children does really well with them. They do have a mild to moderate prey-drive though, so socialization and supervision with small children is a must.

Anonymous asked:
Isn't it to young to buy a Cairn Terrier puppy at 4 weeks old? How old should a puppy be before you consider it to go home with you?

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Yes! It is way too young to get any puppy at 4 weeks old. The youngest a puppy can be before leaving his/her mother and litter mates is 8 weeks. However, for some breeds, the recommended age is 9 - 12 weeks. With the Carin Terrier, anytime between 8 - 9 weeks old is perfect. If a breeder tries to get you to take a puppy home before 8 weeks, that is the biggest of all big red flags. Run. And report the breeder to local animal control so that more puppies are not taken from their mother too soon in the future. Puppies need their mother and litter mates to learn essential behavior skills to be a well mannered dog as an adult. Taking them too soon from their mother and siblings will effect the dog negatively as an adult.

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Updated: 12/18/2018