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Cairn Terriër


The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest terrier breeds originating in Scotland. The breed was bred to hunt vermin such as rats and mice on farms. The dog takes its name from the rocky highlands of Scotland where it originated. The Cairn Terrier was popular with farmers and workers for its skills as a hunter and guard dog. The breed was first recognized by the British Kennel Club in 1910 and has since become a popular companion dog.


The Cairn Terrier is a lively and active dog with an affectionate character. The breed is known for its loyalty and devotion to its owner. Cairn Terriers have a strong personality and can be stubborn at times. However, they are also intelligent and easy to train. Cairn Terriers love to be with their owners and love to be involved in activities around the home and outside.


In general, Cairn Terriers are healthy dogs with a life expectancy of about 12 to 15 years. As with all breeds, there are some health issues to be aware of if you are considering purchasing a Cairn Terrier. These include eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma, and joint problems such as hip dysplasia. It's important to have your Cairn Terrier checked regularly by a vet and to make sure he has a healthy lifestyle.


Cairn Terriers have a double coat that needs regular brushing to prevent tangles and shedding. It is important to brush your Cairn Terrier's coat at least once a week. Cairn Terriers also need regular trimming to keep the coat in good condition and prevent it from getting too long. Because Cairn Terriers are an active breed, they need plenty of exercise. Daily walks and playtime in the garden are therefore essential for their well-being.

All in all, the Cairn Terrier is a lively and affectionate dog that can make a great pet for the right owner. With proper care and training, a Cairn Terrier can be a loyal and loving companion for many years to come.

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