So you’re looking to adopt an Cairn Terrier, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Cairn’s unique qualities, called “Cairnishness,” include a short, wide head and a free-moving, short-legged body that exudes strength but not heaviness, topping out at about 10 inches high and about 15 inches long. The double coat is harsh and wiry on top and downy beneath. A Cairn presents as a small, shaggy, alert dog, with head, tail, and ears up, and eyes shining with intelligence.A British breed club promotes Cairns as the “best little pal in the world.” Cairns are small enough for a lap-top snuggle and sturdy enough for a good romp on the lawn. They do best with lots of close family contact. For owners who cherish the terrier qualities of gameness, independent thinking, and true-blue loyalty, no other breed will do. Cairn Terriers are happy, busy little earthdogs originally bred to fearlessly root out foxes and other small, furred prey in the rocky Scottish countryside. Curious and alert, Cairns like having a place where they can explore and dig.”
An Cairn Terrier typically ranges from 24.13cm to 25.4cm in height, and weighs from 5.8967008100000005kg to 6.35029318kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Cairn Terrier breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Cairn Terrier insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.