Temperament Of The Cairn Terrier
These small dogs are very intelligent and willful. Despite their small size, they need very strong human leadership. Otherwise, they become disobedient and hard to train. Cairn Terrier dogs are affectionate and cheerful. They make great play mates. They are very loyal, brave and curious. These characteristics are the part of their hunting instincts.
Cairn Terrier dogs require much work out and emotional and mental training. But, they get used easily to new homes and owners. This makes them great dogs for adoption.
Description Of The Cairn Terrier
The dogs are short and small. They have a short and wide muzzle with a pronounced stop. The ears are small and pricking up. The dogs are hairy with hairy eyebrows, which almost hide brown eyes. The nose is dark. The coat has to layers. All colors of the coat are acceptable, but white.
Dimensions OF the Cairn Terrier
The height of these smaller size dogs ranges from 9 to 13 inches. The weight varies between 13 and 18 pounds. The bitches are bit smaller, than dogs.
Breed History Of Cairn Terrier
Cairn Terrier breed comes from Scotland. It was bred in high land regions and used to hunt down foxes and badgers. It was known since 15th century. However, Cairn Terrier breed was singled out of other Scotland terrier breeds only in the beginning of the 20th century. The breed got registered in 1909 in Europe and in 1913 in America. The peak of popularity it gained in early 30s of the last century.
Cairn Terrier got its name from the way it hunted its prey. Cairns are the stone holes, where foxes or badgers would hide and Cairn Terriers would find those cairns and alarm their masters of them.