Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier originated in Scotland and was bred to hunt small animals and chase them into stone structures called cairns. This breed has helped create a few of the very common breeds known today such as the Skye Terrier and the West Highland White Terrier. These dogs became very popular in the 1940's because the Wizard of Oz was released the previous year and the main furry co-star was the famous 'Toto'.

This breed has a messy shaggy coat and small erected ears that prick upwards. Cairns have a solid body type that is lightweight yet able to take down small animals rapidly when necessary. Their muzzle is small and pointed while their jaws are remarkably strong. This little dog has short legs but are muscular which helps them chase their prey down easily. The Cairn Terrier has multiple coat colouring but it is hard to predict what the actual outcome will be because their colours change as the dog ages.

The Cairn Terrier is a curious breed that loves to explore new territory. They are courageous little dogs and have a great adoration and love for their owners. The Cairn Terrier is an energetic, happy-go-lucky character that will entertain their owners daily! Charming and outgoing, they make great working dogs as well as great family pets because they get along well with children and other dogs. Smaller family pets should be monitored around this breed as they might interpret your other furry critters as prey!

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