Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier is one of Scotland's oldest breeds, as well as its own degree of fame - it was the breed used for Toto in the Wizard of Oz. Originally a working dog from Scotland, it was named after the way it would chase prey down the burrows and stacked rock formations in Scotland.

Stubborn, independent yet affectionate, the Cairns Terrier is a delightful breed suited to energetic young families.

Appearance, Health and Hygiene

The Terrier is a small, bright and alert dog, with a shaggy double coat that comes in a variety of colours. It stands about 28 centimetres tall.

It is a sturdy breed, but it is known to be susceptible to a number of health problems. As with any breeds, obtaining a health clearance is vital to ensure a healthier pet. It has been known to display flea allergies, and can suffer from night blindness. They also can overeat, so a careful owner should monitor them closely.

Its hygiene needs are simple. A brush every couple of days to straighten the...

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