Category: Terrier Dogs
Facts about Cairn Terrier Dogs, "Scientific name for Cairn Terrier Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Many years ago on the once ancient Isle of Skye and in the Scottish Highlands, the Cairn Terrier Dog was born where it originally was bred to keep vermin away from the house and barn. Even over 200 years ago this breed was high prized due to their hard working ability and high intelligence. Today the Cairn Terrier Dog is a very popular breed to own amongst dog owners and even won renowned fame from Hollywood when the Cairn Terrier Dog breed appeared in the movie The Wizard of Oz.
The Cairn Terrier Dog little breed is known not only for its resilience but also its tenacity as these little dogs have a spunky attitude to them. The Cairn Terrier can be incredibly hard to train due to this little attitude and need an owner who will keep reminding them who the pack leader is. These small dogs are great companions for children as they show an affinity for children and miss look everything from being grabbed to be stepped on. Cairn Terrier Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Cairn Terrier Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Cairn Terrier Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
When it comes to training it is recommended that a “kennel” or crate is used as a tool with the training. As Cairn Terrier dogs are one of the most difficult dogs to housebreak, using a kennel in its housebreaking training is essential. Cairn Terrier dogs are the type of dog that must be kept indoors. Due to their very thing coats, this is not a breed that can survive outside for long periods of time and is more at risked to be attacked from larger dogs or predators.
The number one heath problems amongst Cairn Terrier Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Cairn Terrier Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Cairn Terrier Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Overall, with the Cairn Terrier Dog’s happy nature, friendliness towards humans and affinity for children, it is a great breed to introduced to the family. The Cairn Terrier Dog breed does need an owner who is going to remain on top of them and remind them who is the pack leader.
A Cairn Terrier Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Cairn Terrier Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Cairn Terrier Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Cairn Terrier puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Cairn Terrier Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
The average height for male Cairn Terrier Dog 10 to 13 inches (25 to 33 cm), the average height for females 9 to 12 inches (23 to 30 cm) the average weight of males 14 to 18 pounds (6 to 8 kg) the average weight for females 13 to 17 pounds (6 to 8 kg).
Cairn Terrier Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Cairn Terrier Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Cairn Terrier Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.The Cairn Terriers coat is weather-resistant and wiry, coarse outer coat that goes over a very fine, downy soft under coat. The coat is very straight medium in length, with hair that is slightly longer around the neck and on the legs is acceptable. A curly or soft coat is thought to be a fault in the Terrier breed. The coat can come in any color except for white, including sand, blackish, red, brindle and some shades of gray, mostly with a dark tail tip, muzzle and ears. The coat will change color as the dog ages over the years.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Cairn Terrier Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Cairn Terrier Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Cairn Terrier Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Cairn Terrier Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Cairn Terrier Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Cairn Terrier Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Cairn Terrier Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves. The average life span is 12 to 15 years. Daily wales are very important for exercise, this dog is not recommended for an apartment.
Cairn Terrier Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.