Cairn Terrier Breed Profile
Among the lovable traits of the Cairn Terrier is that they are restless, a busybody, alert, loyal, happy, mischievous, independent, sensitive, playful, patient, fearless, bold and friendly.
This breed of dog is good with children and families.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 13 to 18 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with Cairne Terriers include but are not limited to weight gain and flea allergies.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is minimal to none, however, brush every other day to maintain.
Best Owner Compatibility
Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in during the day and lots of love and attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
The average cost for owning one of these dogs is around $750+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
If not properly trained, this breed of dog can have behaviors such as separation anxiety, growling, and snapping.
The Cairne Terrier can have a tendency to announce guests when they arrive.
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