Country of Origin: Scotland.
Coat: Double-layered, consisting of a topcoat that is hard and abundant and a soft, short undercoat.
Character: The Cairn Terrier is affectionate and eager to learn. It is lively, intelligent, and playful.
Temperament: This dog needs to be socialized early with cats and other household pets. Occasionally it will fight other dogs.
Care: Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required. Dead hair should be plucked by hand biannually.
Training: Training must be loving, but also strict and consistent.
Activity: This breed is very energetic, so it must have opportunities to run and jump and play. Let it run in the open countryside, but be sure that the dog is trained to return when you call before doing so.
Description : Cairn Terriers are small, active, hardy, and loads of fun. They are free in movement, strong, without any heaviness in build. Wonderful family dogs, they are great to have around the house and are friendly with children. Cairn Terriers are quite alert and will warn you of the arrival of strangers by growling.