Cairn Terrier

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Weight :

Male: 6–8 kg
Female: 6–8 kg

Height :

Male: 10–13 inches (25–33 cm)
Female: 9–12 inches (23–30 cm)

Life Span :

12 - 15  years

Temperament :

Lovely, lively small terrier. Intelligent, loyal, lively, and good with people, is an ideal family dogs . The natural shape liked by person, body thick hair Rengyao do stereotypical trim, slim down hair must also do special finishing.

Colors :

May be of any color except white. Dark ears, muzzle and tail tip are desirable.


Hard and weather-resistant. Must be double-coated with profuse harsh outer coat and short, soft, close furry undercoat.

Living Conditions :

The Cairn Terrier will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. It is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard.


That shaggy "natural" looking coat actually takes quite a bit of maintenance and a neglected coat soon becomes a sorry, matted mess. Brush several times a week, being gentle with the soft undercoat. Once a month, bathe the dog and brush the coat while it dries. Trim around the eyes and ears with blunt-nosed scissors and clip the nails regularly. The Cairn sheds little to no hair.


These are active little dogs that need a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, as with all breeds play will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe open area off-lead, such as a large, fenced-in yard.


The Cairn Terrier is a hardy little terrier with a fox-like expression. The head is broad in proportion to the length. The strong muzzle is of medium length with a defined stop. The teeth meet in a scissors or level bite. The nose is black. The deep, wide-set eyes are hazel in color with shaggy eyebrows and topknot. The erect ears are small and set wide apart, covered in short hairs. The tail is in proportion to the head with short hairs. The shaggy, double, weather-resistant coat has a harsh outer coat with a soft undercoat.