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Cairn Terrier

Size: Small

Weight: 13 - 14 lbs.

Height: 9" - 10"

Life Span: 14+ years

Health Problems: Allergies; globoid cell leukoydstrophy

Origin: Scotland

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Terrier

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Cairn Terrier requires moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

Your Cairn Terrier needs brushed 2 - 3 times per week and trimmed every 2 - 3 months. Clean ears weekly.


The Cairn Terrier is loyal, lovable and mischievous.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


Originally bred on the island of Skye to search out fox dens.