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Cairn Terrier

Life Span:~12-15 years
Litter Size: 3 to 5 puppies
Country of Origin: Great Britain

Size: Height: 11 to 12 inches in height Weight: 14 to 16 pounds in weight.

Coat: The coat of Cairn Terrier is hard and weather-resistant. The body is double-coated with profuse hard outer coat and short and soft furry undercoat. The coat color could be cream, wheaten, red, gray or nearly black.



History: The origin of Cairn Terrier could be traced to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isle of Skye. At first, it was categorized in the "Skye Terrier" class. .In early 1900s, the three breeds of Cairn Terrier began to be bred separately. The name "Cairn" refers to the rock dens that foxes and badgers lived in all over countryside.

Health Issues: Cataracts and Ocular Melanosis could be possible health problems with Cairn Terrier. Generally, a Cairn Terrier are prone to some hereditary diseases such as Progressive retinal atrophy, Corneal dystrophy, Entropion and Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Though some of the diseases are due to hereditary diseases, others are caused by non-specific factors.

Temperament: The Cairn Terrier has been considered to be are adventurous, intelligent, strong, loyal, and tough--not a delicate lapdog. Though they learn quickly, the Cairn may always have the tendency to dig and chase small animals. And as they are playful and enjoy toys, owners should be aware of these. Loving their families could be one of their good nature and obedience training is also desirable.



Activity: As active little dogs, Cairn Terrier needs a daily walk and enjoy a plenty of daily exercises. However, same as other breeds, if Cairn Terrier does not do adequate amount of exercises, they might have behavior problems.
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