Cairn Terrier

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 10 inches at the withers, Females – 9.5 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males – 14 pounds, Females – 13 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Any color except white
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Hunting, Earthdog Trials, Tracking, Agility, Obedience, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Mostly Indoor

A spirited little dog bred to root small animals, such as fox, rats and otter, from their lairs, the Cairn Terrier is known for his tenacity. A quick learner, the Cairn instinctively likes to dig and chase small animals. This terrier has a compact body and broad head with a bushy topknot and eyebrows. His shaggy, medium-long coat needs weekly brushing and some trimming or stripping, as well as monthly bathing.

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