Well if you want a little dog that’s full of life and loves the great outdoors the Cairn Terrier could be the dog for you. It is a tough little dog that is a great family pet. They were originally bred to find foxes in their dens and perhaps this explains the fearless nature that this breed tends to have. With such an independent and clever little dog, it is important that you have time to spend training them when they are a puppy, to make sure that you have a loyal family pet for many years to come.
The average lifespan is around 13 years, but they can live for up to 15 years with the right diet, genetics and lifestyle.
They usually grow to about 28-30 cm in height and weigh between 6 and 8 kgs in peak condition.