Cairn Terrier

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Dog Ratings

5 Stars = Most Ideal; 1 Star = Least Ideal
Intelligence
Intelligence
Watchdog
Watchdog
Energy
Energy
Healthiness
Healthiness
New People
New People
Shedding
Shedding
Children
Children
Training
Training
Popularity
Popularity
Affectionate
Affectionate
Playful
Playful
Grooming
Grooming
Other Dogs
Other Dogs
Cats
Cats
Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic

Dog Information

Body Size:
Small
Coat Type:
Long
Price:
$400 - $1000
Lifespan:
12 yrs - 15 yrs
Weight:
11 lbs - 17 lbs
Height:
9 " - 13 "
Breed Group:
Terrier

Overview

The Cairn Terrier is often said to be confident, intelligent, alert, and hardy. They bring joy to so many people and their owners love having them around. This small dog may often be called by the name of Skye, Scotch, rather than its common breed name of Cairn Terrier. The Cairn Terrier comes from a line of descendants that may surprise you which includes Scottish Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, and Skye Terrier. The Cairn Terrier may be a member of your family from anywhere between 12 and 15 years, giving you plenty of time to love them! The Cairn Terrier belongs to the Terrier breed group due to many factors that resulted in them being put into this group. The Cairn Terrier is a moderately popular dog, many owners have loved it and some have had not so pleasing experiences. If you feel like the Cairn Terrier may be the right fit for you, please continue reading to learn more about them!

Body Characteristics

The Cairn Terrier is a Small size small dog with a build described as sturdy, making it the perfect dog for your home. The Cairn Terrier, or Skye, Scotch, varies in height from anywhere between 9in to 13in, which may be a deciding factor for many who are looking into this small dog. The Cairn Terrier can weigh between 11lbs to 17lbs making it an excellent choice for those who are looking for a Small small dog! Those who are looking for a small dog with a Long, rough, shaggy, wiry outercoat, soft undercoat, and type coat, should look no further because this is the dog for them. Those who are looking to buy one of the Cairn Terrier will find that they are available in the colors of red, brindle, black, sand, or gray.

Temperament

For those who are searching for an intelligent dog that will listen to commands, the Cairn Terrier is the dog for you! The Cairn Terrier is average in the training category, it can be trained at a decent rate and will be able to do at least the basics. If you want a dog that can be equally playful and calm, then the Cairn Terrier would be perfect for you. The Cairn Terrier is above average in energy, it will constantly keep you on your toes trying to keep it calm and wearing it down to give you a break. The Cairn Terrier is a moderately affectionate dog, it may want to be very cuddly and all over you or it might want to keep its distance. The Cairn Terrier may not want to be around children all the time, but it may be able to tolerate them on occasion. It may take the Cairn Terrier some time to get to know new people, but when it does it will win them over with its confident, intelligent, alert, and hardy personality. The Cairn Terrier is above average when it comes to being a watch dog, it will try its best to keep your house safe. The Cairn Terrier may cause you problems when you take it around other dogs, you must take careful precautions because of this. The Cairn Terrier is below average when it comes to being around cats, it is not a good choice if you have cats in your home.

Maintanence

The Cairn Terrier sheds moderately but it will not be overbearing, it will require some extra cleaning as will any dog. The Cairn Terrier is not hypoallergenic, it may not be a good choice for those who have a lot of allergies, especially to dogs. If you are looking for a dog that does not require a lot of grooming, than the Cairn Terrier is not a good choice for you. The Cairn Terrier is above average when it comes to health, it will have less issues than some others, like the Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, or Miniature Bull Terrier. Some of the health issues that you may be faced with when you welcome the Cairn Terrier into your life include Hypothyroidism, Petellar Luxation, and Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease. The upkeep for the Cairn Terrier can cost you up to an estimate of $1000 each year for grooming, vet visits, food, ect.

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