The Cairn Terrier dog breed is a small working terrier developed on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Farmers used him to rid their property of vermin, and they needed a dog with courage, tenacity, and intelligence — characteristics still found in today’s Cairn. He is a sensible, independent, and friendly dog who excels as a family companion. See below for complete list of Cairn Terrier characteristics! Cairn Terrier Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Key Vitals of Cairn Terrier Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Cairn Terrier Terrier Dogs 9 to 10 inches 13 to 14 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Cairn Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Cairn Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Size.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Cairn Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Cairn Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Cairn Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs

Height

9 inches to 10 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

13 to 14 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

The Cairn is a Terrier, which means his natural instincts are to bark, dig, and chase. These behaviors can be minimized with training, but they can’t be eliminated. If you don’t enjoy the typical terrier temperament, you should consider another breed.The Cairn is intelligent and curious. He also has a mind of his own. He will challenge your authority — good naturedly, of course — but you must be able to establish and maintain your role as pack leader, or he’ll get the upper hand.The Cairn loves the attention of his family. Do not leave him alone for long periods of time or he may become destructive.The Cairn Terrier often thinks he’s bigger than he actually is. Don’t be surprised if he stands up for himself against large dogs or animals.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.