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Cairn Terrier
Strong and sensible, the Cairn Terrier is extremely friendly--and utterly irresistible.
Height: 9 to 10 inches at shoulder
Weight: 13 to 14 pounds
Coat: medium-length and wiry
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Terriers
The Cairn Terrier is a small working terrier developed on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Farmers used him to rid their property of vermin, and they needed a dog with courage, tenacity, and intelligence--characteristics still found in today's Cairn. He is a sensible, independent, and friendly dog who excels as a family companion.
Cairn Terrier profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Dog friendly
  
  
  
  
  
Ease of training
  
  
  
  
  
Intelligence
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Vigor
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Potential for weight gain
  
  
  
  
  
Watchdog ability
  
  
  
  
  
Easy to groom
  
  
  
  
  
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General health