Cairn Terrier Information

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Cairn Terrier

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Cairn Terrier

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The Cairn Terrier At a Glance
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Country of Origin
Great Britain 
Life Expectancy
13 - 15 yrs 
Height Range
10 - 12 in 
Weight Range
13 - 16 lbs 
Cream, gray, red, wheaten, or nearly black. Adult color may change dramatically from puppy coat 
Pretty good, one of the more trainable terriers 
With Children
Great with children 
With Animals
Generally good, but males can be grouchy with other males 
Either. Does need some outdoor time. 
Exercise Reqd
Average. Loves to roam in a fenced yard, and loves walks... but needs to be on a leash 
Grooming Reqd
Occasional brushing. Coat needs to be hand-stripped. Some dental care 
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Cairn Terrier Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Cairn Terrier breeders:

Cardiac Evaluation - OFA
CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy (genetic test)
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (by X-Ray)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)
vonWillebrand's Disease (vWD) (factor antigen test)

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