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Cairn Terrier

Group Terriers
AKC Group AKC Terriers
Temperament plucky, alert
Size small dog breeds
Feeding Small Feeding Dog breeds
Coat care Occasional Grooming
Activeness Moderately Inactive Dog Breeds
How friendly is this dog? Moderately Unsociable Dog Breeds
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Training Easy to train dogs breeds

Cairn Terrier Facts

First used for Hunting foxes and rats
Country of origins Great Britain
Year of origin 1500s
Colors any color except white; dark colors on the muzzle, ears, and tip of the tail preferred
Height (min) 10 inches (25 cm)
Height (max) 12 inches (30 cm)
Weight (min) 13 lbs (6 kg)
Weight (max) 16 lbs (7.5 kg)
Life expectancy (min) 12 years
Life expectancy (max) 15 years