The Cairn is a lean, mean digging machine! Taking its name from the rocky outcrops of the highland moors where it would hunt and dig out the vermin, the Cairn's front paws are bigger than its back paws. Centuries later from when it was first developed, the pet Cairn's digging exploits are still legendary!
A terrier enthusiast, who digs determined diggers and likes the Wizard of Oz.
Keen gardeners. Cairns will need a dedicated area where they can dig to their paws' content – otherwise, your lawn and prize begonias will be in peril!
Small enough to carry when needed
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
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