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Cairn Terrier

"Toto"

Cairn Terrier profile

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Lifespan: 12-15 Years

Avg height: 28-31cm

Avg weight: 6-8kg

Coat type: Wiry, harsh, weather-resistant outer coat with a soft close undercoat.

Coat colours: Black, brindle, grey, wheaten, red, cream.

Originally bred for: Hunting quarry into the 'cairns' (stone piles) of Scotland eg. Otters, badgers, and foxes.

Breed traits: Fearless, intelligent, hardy, active, loving.

 

A little about the Cairn Terrier

 

Shooting to fame in The Wizard of Oz as Toto, the Cairn Terrier is one of Scotland's oldest working dogs. They are small, plucky and full of energy. Whilst they have strong guarding tendencies and can be occasionally aggressive with other dogs, they love playing with children and can make excellent housepets.

 

 

CAIRN TERRIER HEALTH INFORMATION

If not provided with enough exercise the Cairn Terrier can develop destructive behaviours such as digging and barking. Occasionally they experience diseases such as Portosystemic Shunts (liver disease), Glaucoma and Craniomandibular Osteopathy.