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Breed Details

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier

The stronghold of the Cairn terrier was the Isle of Skye and the breed was first exhibited in 1909 as Short-haired Skyes. Short-legged, and tenacious little terriers have been known in the Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland for over 500 years.

Though they may be feisty with other dogs, Cairns thrive on human companionship and are happy and outgoing.

The Cairn terrier is an active, and hardy little terrier that is loaded with spunk. He gets by nicely on moderate exercise.

Breed Standards

Size: Adults should be 10 in 25 cm at the withers and weigh 14 lb.
Coat: The outer coat is harsh and weather resistant. The undercoat is short, soft, furry and close.
Grooming: Regular grooming removes dead hair. Some hand-stripping may be necessary to keep the outline neat.

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Canadian Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
Cairn Terrier Club of Canada
Cairn Terrier Club of America