Cairn Terrier – Silver Brindle Cairn Terrier
The Cairn terrier is one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the world. This breed of dog is very rare in the United States, where it is currently ranked as the 69th most popular breed. Perhaps the most famous Cairn is Toto, the dog that appeared in the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz. Many people had trouble telling the difference between the dog and a Yorkshire terrier, so they referred to it as a Cairn. This small dog was the ‘toto’ of the movie and was named Terry. He was the star of over 12 other films and gained much fame through his trainability and likeability.
The Cairn terrier originated in the Scottish Highlands during the 16th century. Its purpose was to hunt vermin, but it quickly developed a reputation as a guard dog and was bred to jump over cairns. Cairns are small piles of rocks used to mark the boundary of a Scottish farm. Cairn terriers are small but mighty dogs and can leap over cairns without fear.
A Cairn terrier has a high prey drive, which makes them an excellent companion and family dog. They can be very playful and will chase mice and other animals in the yard. They do not get along with cats and other small pets but are perfectly content to lounge with their owners. They are also ideal for homes with children and pets, as they are not too large, making them a good size for a family.
As a Cairn terrier, you will need to exercise your pet frequently.
Cairns is great for apartment living or traveling, but they do need daily exercise. This breed of dog does not shed a lot, but they do need to be hand-brushed once or twice a week. They shed minimally, but if you choose to hand-strip their coat, it will be completely weatherproof.
Another Cairn terrier breed that is not as common is the silver brindle. The silver color makes them a striking addition to a household and is a perfect choice for homes with children. They need constant attention and mental stimulation. They will also need to have a consistent outlet for their wild ideas. Unlike many other breeds, the Cairn is very good with children.
Because of the small size of Cairn terriers, they are often smaller than other breeds. This breed will require a cup or two of kibble every day. A breeder who is responsible will provide a health clearance to ensure your Cairn has no major health issues. The dog will need a regular checkup if it works in an industrial or farm. It is important to take a look at your Cairn terrier’s health and how it is affected by genetic disorders.
The silver and wheaten color of a Cairn terrier is a variation of the black and white Cairn.
This nonstandard color is recognized by the American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, and Federation Cynologique Internationale. This color variation is due to the G locus, a gene that causes the dog’s coat to turn gray as it ages. This characteristic is also unique in that it makes the dogs look more attractive.
Cairns are affectionate dogs that get along well with other dogs and enjoy playing with them. These dogs do not tend to be guard dogs, but they will alert their owners to any strangers that come to their homes. Their quick brains and ability to learn to make them an excellent choice for first-time dog owners. And Freiman recommends them to clients who want a small breed with a lot of personalities.
The Cairn terrier is one of the most intelligent and loyal dogs a family can have. Its lively disposition makes it a great companion for children. The Cairn terrier can withstand rough play but is not a great guard dog. Although it is a great choice for a pet for a family, it is not the best breed for those who want a small pet and an additional family dog.