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Cairn Terrier Info

Cairn Terrier Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 9-13" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 4-6 pups
Group: Terrier Weight: 13-18 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Cairn Terrier is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 13 lbs that can reach 18 lbs. It is officially part of the Terrier group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Cairn Terrier breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Medium hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Cairn Terrier should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 6 puppies.

Cairn Terrier Breed Characteristics

Group Terrier Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Scotland Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks excessive Dangerous no

Cairn Terrier Temperament

self-assured, alert, makes a good watchdog, affectionate, loving, patient with children

Health Problems

allergies, gaining weight, dislocating kneecaps and hereditary eye disease

Cairn Terrier Coat

Cairn Terrier Dog Colors

Any color except white

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