Cairn Terrier

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Overview: The Cairn Terrier is a small dog, but ready to rumble. He likes a lot of exercise, but is suitable for both city and country living. He's independent, but very loyal and loveable for the right family.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): male: 14, female: 13
Height (in): male: 10, female: 9.5
Colors: Any color but white; dark ears, muzzle, tail tip desired.
Coat: Coat is double-layered, consisting of a topcoat that is hard and abundant and a soft, short undercoat.
Character: Cairn Terriers are affectionate and eager to learn. They're very lively, intelligent, and playful, too.
Temperament: This breed should be socialized early with cats and other household pets, to assure they get along. They may try to fight other dogs.
Care: The Cairn Terrier requires regular grooming with a brush and comb. A couple of times per year pluck dead hairs manually.
Training: This breed requires gentle training, but it must be consistent and relatively strict.
Activity: The Cairn Terrier is extremely energetic, so he needs ample opportunity to run and play. He likes to run off leash, so should be well-trained to do so.
Country of Origin: Scotland
Health Issue: The breed tends to gain weight easily. Thy may have flea allergies, too.
Life Expectancy: 12-15
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