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Cairn Terrier

Hardy and proud little Scots

Breed
FCI-3
Terriers
FCI AKC CKC KC
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Original Name : Cairn Terrier

Type : Lupoid

Other Names : Cairn

Male size : 11-12 inches

Male weight : 13-17 lbs

Female size : 11-12 inches

Female weight : 13-17 lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : United Kingdom

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Cairns must always come across as active, hardy and workmanlike. Naturally bold and frisky, they are self-assured but never aggressive.

Head+

Small, proportionate to the body and well furnished.

lupoid

Body+

Straight back of medium length, strong, supple loins.

lupoid

Coat+

Cream, wheaten, red, gray or nearly black. Brindle in all colors acceptable.

lupoid

Ears+

Small, pointed, well carried and straight.

lupoid

Tail+

Short, proportionate, well furnished but without feathering.

lupoid

Hair+

Very abundant covering hair, harsh but not coarse, short, soft and close undercoat.

lupoid

Cairns were originally only an offshoot of the Skye Terrier but with a distinctive short coat, bred on the Scottish isle of the same name by Cpt. Martin MacLeod.Agile and alert, these naturally looking dogs have an appetite for work. Standing firmly on their forelegs, Cairn Terriers have well sprung ribs and solid hindquarters. They move very freely, making great strides with their forelegs, while their hindlegs drive them on strongly. Like all the working terriers, Cairns have a weather-resistant coat.Both the Scottish and the Westie are descended from the Cairn.

PRODUCTS

Did you know ?

Cairns are mounds of rough stones built as a memorial or landmark on a hilltop or slope in Scotland. They are used as hiding places by vermin, and Cairn Terriers were bred to hunt them down.

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