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6/15/2020 12:45 PM

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
Potential for weight gain
Watchdog ability
Easy to groom
Energy level
General health