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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.

Dog Food for Your Cairn Terrier

Small breed puppy food

Small Breed Puppy

For the care and nutrition of Small Breed Puppies.

Small breed adult dog food

Small Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of Small Breed dogs.

Small breed senior dog food

Small Breed Senior

Helps support the lifelong health of small breeds.

Small Breed Adult Picky No More dog food

Picky No More™ Small Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of small breed dogs.