Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier

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HEALTH AND
GENERAL INFORMATION

SIZE:

HEIGHT:

9 inches to 10 inches tall at the shoulder

WEIGHT:

13 to 14 pounds

GENERAL HEALTH:

 In general, Cairn Terrier’s dogs are healthy but this is not a guarantee that your dog is 100% healthy. You should be aware of the following diseases: Cryptorchidism, Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy, Ocular Melanosis/Secondary Glaucoma and Portosystemic Liver Shunt and also don’t forget to take action immediately if you spot any kinds of symptoms

LIFE SPAN:

 12 to 15 years

EXERCISE:

 Like any other dog, Cairn Terrier’s are very different. Some may prefer hard and daily exercise instead of others who could tend to be more lazy and sleepy through a day. It’s very important to take action immediately if you spot that your dog is gaining an unwanted amount of weight, especially because this breed has a medium potential for weight gain.

ENERGY:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

RISK OF WEIGHT GAIN:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

PERSONALITY:

 They are very independent, cheerful and social. They love to be around people

BARKING FREQUENCY:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

HUNT DRIVE:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

AGGRESSIVENESS:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

SHEDDING HAIR:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

MOUTHINESS POTENTIAL:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

WANDERLUST POTENTIAL:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

TRAITS

EASY TO GROOM:

EASY

DIFFICULT

VERY HARD

 

FRIENDLY WITH STRANGERS:

VERY
FRIENDLY

FRIENDLY

NOT FRIENDLY

 

EASE OF HOUSE-TRAINING:

EASY

DIFFICULT

VERY HARD

 

EASE WITH CHILDREN:

EASY

MEDIUM

HARD

 

INTELLIGENCE:

EASY

MEDIUM

VERY INTELLIGENT

 

PLAYFULNESS:

EASY

MEDIUM

VERY PLAYFUL

 

OUTSIDE/INSIDE BEHAVIOR

APARTMENT LIVING:

EASY

DIFFICULT

VERY DIFFICULT

 

COLD WEATHER RESISTANCE:

EASY

MEDIUM

HARD

 

HOT WEATHER RESISTANCE:

EASY

MEDIUM

HARD

 

PROS AND CONS

PROS

CONS

 They are very social breeds and could adapt very well to an apartment living  They have a low level of energy and they could earn weight very easily so you should consider this if you would like to adopt this dog

 

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