The Cairn Terrier is the smallest fox hunting dog. The breed originated in Great Britain.
Appearance & Grooming
The Cairn Terrier is a small dog with short legs. They have a waterproof double coat in cream, red, wheaten, brindle, gray, silver, and black. The Cairn Terrier sheds occasionally and requires weekly brushing.
Behavior & Disposition
The Cairn Terrier is active, courageous, intelligent, and fearless. They tend to play well with younger children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with puppies and other dogs.
The Cairn Terrier has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Cairn Terrier should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks.
The Cairn Terrier is an intelligent dog and has a tendency to chase animals. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.