Cairn Terrier

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The Cairn Terrier breed were developed from a strain of Skye Terriers in the highlands of western Scotland hundreds of years ago to serve as hunting dogs.

Named after the piles of stones known as cairns, the Cairn Terrier proved to be very helpful routing foxes, squirrels and other small animals from their dens.

Cairn Terriers are small, hairy terriers with sturdy and well-proportioned frames. Their weather-resistant coats are shaggy on the outside and soft underneath, coming in almost any color. They have broad heads with bushy tops and eyebrows. Their muzzles are medium-length and solid; their eyes are wide, dark and deeply set, and their ears are small and pointed. Cairn Terriers have short backs, sturdy legs and short tails.

A healthy Cairn Terrier can live as long as 15 years.

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