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Cairn Terrier

Strong, spirited and a natural born digger

Cairn Terrier
origin:Great Britain
date origin:16th century
life expectancy:14 to 16 years
classification:Terrier
height:28 to 31 cm
weight:6 to 7 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Reasonableclimate: Coldin/out: Indoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Undemandingsize: Small
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History [ edit ]

The Cairn Terrier is a working breed of dog originated in the Scottish isle of Skye. It is one of the oldest terriers, probably one of the ancestor´s of the modern Terrier breeds West Highland White, Scottish and Skye. The height of the Cairn, which differs from that of other terriers, is one of the most important distinctive features of the breed, known as Cairishness. Originally used for hunting vermin among the cairns (the piles of small stones used to mark Scottish farm borders and graves), that gave the name to the breed, Cairn Terriers have shown many other talents, while keeping its terrier abilities, such as watchdogging and tracking. They also excel at obedi