Strong and sensible, the Cairn Terrier is extremely friendly–and utterly irresistible.

Vital Stats

Height: 9 to 10 inches at shoulder
Weight: 13 to 14 pounds
Coat: medium-length and wiry
Life span: 12 to 15 years

Summary
The Cairn Terrier 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. Full Cairn Terrier profile on DogTime.com

Heat Tolerance:
(4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
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Potential for weight gain:
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Predatory tendencies:
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Energy Level:
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General health:
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Good for new owners:
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Sensitivity:
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Wanderlust:
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Watchdog ability:
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Apartment appropriate:
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Compatible with kids:
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Ease of training:
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Easy to groom:
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Average:
(3.4 / 5)