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

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
[usrlist “Heat Tolerance:4” “Need for exercise:4” “Potential for weight gain:4” “Predatory tendencies:4” “Energy Level:4” “General health:4” “Good for new owners:3” “Sensitivity:3” “Wanderlust:3” “Watchdog ability:3” “Apartment appropriate:3” “Compatible with kids:3” “Ease of training:3” “Easy to groom:2” ]