Along with the more popular Scottish
and Skye Terriers, the Cairn
Terrier also originates in Scotland. Although officially considered
a terrier, the Cairn Terrier is also classified as a working
dog. Its small size makes it particularly good at hunting
prey which burrows in the ground. Even if the Cairn Terrier
is not hunting prey it loves to dig in the ground. The Cairn
Terrier is believed to be one of the oldest breeds of terriers.
The Cairn Terrier has two coats. The inner coat is very dense
and soft, while the outter coat is more like a brush.
Most terriers are known for having a strong-willed personailty
and the Carin Terrier is no different. For this reason they
typically do not make good lap dogs, this is coupled with
the fact that they are usually full of energy.