Cairn Terrier Information

Cairn TerrierThere’s no place like home! The Cairn Terrier is widely recognized as the breed of Toto, Dorothy’s companion in The Wizard of Oz. Although small in size, this pup is tenacious, agile and active. He loves to exercise regularly.

Cairn Terriers come in a variety of colors and are known to change colors throughout their lifetime. Grooming is relatively low maintenance; just a weekly brushing will do. The breed is sturdy and healthy, often living up to 17+ years old.

Breed Stats

Average Size

chihuahua silouette
great dane silouette

Height: 0ft 9in - 0ft 10in     Weight: 13-14lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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