Dog Breed Guide: Cairn Terrier
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Cairn Terrier
Height (to base of neck): female 9.5″, males 10″
Weight: females 13 lb, males 14 lb
Color: Any color except white, dark points are preferred.
Coat: Double coat has wiry outer hairs and a soft undercoat.
Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Energy level: High
Exercise needs: Moderate
Breed Nicknames: Short Haired Skye, Cairn
Is a Cairn Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?
True to their terrier roots, the Cairn terrier is a high energy, spirited little dog. They are very trainable , but require stimulation to prevent boredom driven behaviors such as digging and chewing. They can be well suited to city or country living and their friendly nature makes them suitable family pets. They are low shedders, but require regular grooming to prevent mats.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Cairn Terrier
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