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Breeding the Cairn Terrier

If you are thinking of adopting a Cairn Terrier, you may want to consider a few things first. Although this breed of dog is small (it is the smallest in the terrier line), it is not a guarantee that you can handle its care and development. [...]

Cairn Terrier as a Pet

Cairn Terriers used to be hard working dogs that thrived on hunting and expedition. In the Scottish Highlands, these dogs were used as vermin exterminators, small game hunters and loyal home companions. Today, the modern Cairn Terriers enjoy a much more sedentary existence as household pets. Unfortunately, this breed of dog may be too much to handle. They were simply never bred to be docile animals. They make miserable lapdogs and should never be treated as such. [...]

Cairn Terrier: The Fashion Dog

Cairn Terriers are making a new profession for their breed. From small game hunters in the highlands of Scotland, they are now fashion dogs strutting doggy ready-to-wear garments and accessories in the lowlands of the metropolis. Fashion dogs usually have their own stylists and groomers, and owners of these dogs are more than willing to spend enough dough to make their pets hip and trendy. There are many reasons as to why people are now favoring Cairn Terriers as fashion-statement making dogs. [...]

Cairn Terrier: Weird facts/Did you know?

The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest and the smallest terrier breeds of dogs in the world. It was originally bred in the Scottish Highlands, among the vast open plains where the only permanent form of landmark markers were piles of stones called cairns. The Cairn Terrier was named after these, for they hunted vermin and small game that resided in and around the cairns. This dog is often considered "natural" looking because of its often unkempt and raggedy like coat, not to mention that mischievous twinkle in its eyes. [...]

Cairn Terriers and Families

Cairn Terriers are probably the most lively dog breed among all terriers. It is quick to bark and even quicker to give chase. If there is one word that can best describe Cairn Terriers that will be "scrappy," for they certainly are. They are little dynamos that love to stretch their little legs by running and bounding over large tracks of play areas. [...]

Famous Cairn Terrier Owners

Indubitably, as far as Hollywood popularity is concerned, Liza Minelli has to be one of the most famous Cairn Terrier owners. Aside from the fact that she is the daughter of screen legend Judy Garland, Minelli has also achieved Hollywood prominence in her own right. She is a well-known actress, singer and true blue modern pop icon. Minelli is also known as a long time animal lover, and has taken care of many pets, mostly dogs. [...]

Famous Cairns

Hollywood has always had a loving relationship with very talented acting animals. Aside from horses, cats and of course the orca whale named Keiko, dogs are the number one animal actors in the world. Hollywood has portrayed the man-and-dog relationship from different angles, and audiences still hold great fascination regarding animal actors. This fascination holds true with several cases of Cairn Terriers who got their "big break" on TV or in films. [...]

History of the Cairn Terriers

What is a cairn? A cairn is an artificially made conical pile of stones that can be found in uplands, or moorlands, or mountaintops. A cairn used to serve as astronomical markers, landmarks, and sepulchral monuments. In the Scottish Highlands, cairns are common. Cairn Terriers were named after these piles of stones – or rather, for their ability to dig into the burrows of vermin hiding within the cairns. [...]

Myths about Cairn Terrier

A Cairn Terrier is cute and petite. A Cairn Terrier has boundless energy. A Cairn Terrier is a person-oriented dog. These statements are true on all accounts. However, not all dog breeds are the same. Most of the time, we associate the temperament of the dog to its size, which should not be the case at all. Let us debunk some of the more popular myths that still surround the Cairn Terriers. [...]

The Likes and Dislikes of the Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terriers are amazing little creatures. They are balls of fluff that seem to have inherited generations of inexhaustible vigor. Initially bred to be small game hunters and vermin exterminators, Cairn Terriers are known for their power, persistence and dynamic temperament. [...]

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