The Cairn Terrier dog is a very ancient breed of dog and it is found in the terrier breeds. This dog is famous as a working dog. It is called by name Carin. The origin of the dog is Scotland. This dog is found for chasing and hunting purpose. This dog was recognized in the United Kingdom long time ago around 1909. Then it was proposed to keep the name of the dog Short-haired Skye terriers but it was not accepted. Because there was a dog name of Skye Terrier. Again, it was suggested to keep the name Cairn Terrier and it was accepted.
The coat of the Cairn Terrier dog is different and the coat of the dog is a shaggy outer coat. The undercoat of the dog is downy. The color of the coat can be any color from cream, red, light gray, brindle or black. The coat of the dog is dense and harsh. The ear of the dog is triangular and face is dark by the black mask. The weight of the Cairn Terrier dog can be from 10 to 16 pounds and height of the Cairn Terrier dog can be from 9 to 13 inches. The tail of the dog is short.
The life span of the Cairn Terrier dog can be from 12 to 17 years old. There are some health problems found in this breed of dog. The common health problems found in the Cairn Terrier dog and those problems are Cataracts, Corneal dystrophy, Craniomandibular osteopathy, Entropion, Hip dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Krabbe disease (globoid cell leukodystrophy), Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome, Luxating patella, Ocular melanosis, Portosystemic shunt, Progressive retinal atrophy, Soft tissue sarcoma and Von Willebrand disease.
This dog can live in a home or in an apartment perfectly. This dog is active indoor. That is why the owners give it training and tech it how to stay at home.
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