Cairn Terrier

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He originated in the Western Isles of Scotland
  • He was used as a ratter to keep the rat and mice populations down on farms

Personality and Behavior

  • He's highly alert and will bark at the presence of a stranger making him one of the best watchdogs
  • He loves to dig holes
  • He has a strong prey-drive and will chase anything that flees from him including the cat
  • He's great with children
  • He can be scrappy around other dogs

Training

  • He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.

Shedding

  • He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
  • Option 2: Strip his medium-length coat (pluck out the dead hairs) every 6 months and brush it occasionally.

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