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Ty Brown

Ty has been featured in National TV and Radio shows like Voice of America and has been

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NBA players, NFL players, professional golfers, singers, wrestlers, governors, CEOs, billionaire entrepreneurs, and many other celebrities trust Ty because of his unique approach to training their pets.

He has trained dogs in 18 states in the U.S.A and four other countries worldwide and has spent several years working with high level executive protection dogs who make wonderful family pets, but potent guardians if called upon.

Val Heart

Val is an internationally recognized Expert Animal Communicator and Master

Healer who has authored 6 books on Animal Communication and has been featured in several TV and Radio shows such as the Wayne & Jayne Radio Show and Whole Life Radio with Carmen & John LaMarca.

Her uncanny insight into 'animal thought' comes from having intimately worked with over 6,200 animals during the past 30 years, which is why we trust her profound experience when she speaks.

Dr. Susan Lauten

Dr. Lauten has a Masters in Animal Nutrition and a Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences.

Recently a guest of

Dr. Marty Becker on "Top Vets Talk Pets" and interviewed by The Oregon Live, she has authored several peer-reviewed articles and veterinary nutrition reference book chapters.

With 5 years of experience teaching Veterinary Nutrition at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Dr. Lauten brings unequalled veterinary perspective into how your dog should be cared for both medically and nutritionally.

Sally Rushmore

Sally has a current practice which teaches nearly 200 young dog owners to train their dogs in obedience and

agility each year.

Having spent over 40 years training dogs, Sally has proven experience in helping dogs to love and obey their owners and bond deeply with them - while guiding owners to truly appreciate the wonderful gift of friendship this inevitably brings.

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Group: AKC and KCGB Terrier

Also Known As: Cairn

AKC Ranking: 48


About Cairn Terrier

Country of Origin, History of the breed

The Cairn Terrier, one of the oldest terrier breeds in the world, has been a contributor to many of Scotland’s terriers. The Scottish, West Highland, and Cairn developed from the same stock, originating in the highlands of western Scotland. The three often were found in the same litter, distinguished only by color. Named for the piles of small stones used to mark farm borders, landmarks and memorials, the Cairn’s job was to rout small animals from their lairs in these stone piles.

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A General Appearance of the Dog

The Cairn Terrier is a very shaggy-looking little terrier whose face has a fox-like appearance. A very compact body type, the length of the back is only about 14 inches. The Cairn’s head is broad and he has a bushy topknot and eyebrows. His ears are small, pointed and erect. He has a short but hairy tail.

Coat Color

The coat of the Cairn is red, brindle, black, sand, and various shades of gray. Any color except white is acceptable but should have dark points (ears, eyes and muzzle). Adult coat color is hard to predict from puppy coat as the color often continues to change for several years.

Coat Type

The outer coat of the Cairn Terrier is profuse, hard and weather-resistant. The inner coat is short and soft.


Males: 10 – 13 inches, but ideally 10 inches
Females: 9 – 12 inches, but ideally 9.5 inches

Length of the body from the front of the chest to the back of the hindquarters should be 14.25 to 15 inches


Males: 14 – 18 lbs, but ideally about 14 lbs
Females: 13 – 17 lbs, but ideally about 13 lbs

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Temperament of the Dog

If you loved Toto in the movie Wizard of Oz, then you will appreciate the mischievous, curious breed known as Cairn Terrier.

The hardy and scrappy Cairn Terrier is strong, alert, and spirited. He is a busybody who is mischievous, independent, and lovable. He has his own ideas of what to do and when to do it and those ideas sometimes get him into trouble. His independence, along with his fearlessness, make him a bit difficult to obedience train if you don’t start early and continue firmly and persistently. His intelligence and desire to please make him good in obedience and agility and both are activities that direct his energy into positive outlets.

The Cairn Terrier entertains his owner with boundless energy and all types of amusing behavior. He loves to learn tricks and show off for people.

Cairns are great with children of all ages as they have great patience with them. They adapt to new situations easily, so travel well.

They are sensitive, but need lovingly firm discipline.

Unnecessary barking will make a pest of a once good watchdog and frantic digging will turn a landscaped yard into what looks like a mine field.

Cairn Terriers are big dogs in a small body and will challenge any unknown dog of any size if it feels the need. Its territorial nature and instinct to chase will cause it to defend its space, so invisible fencing is not advised.

This breed can be quite the charmer and begging is not beneath him. Keep this terrier active in its later years to avoid excessive weight gain.

Females are often more independent while males are more affectionate.

Better suited to an indoor or outdoor lifestyle?

A Cairn Terrier is never to be trusted outdoors by himself. If he is in an unfenced area, he will chase something with no regard to streets, large dogs, etc. so the consequences will be tragic. If he is chained up, he will either dig holes all over the area or he will challenge a larger dog to come and fight or he will bark excessively.

Always supervise your Cairn outdoors. Do not let him off lead except in an area with a secured (underground as well as above ground) fence.

Are they suited to homes with kids?

The Cairn Terrier is very patient with children of all ages. He loves to play, so playing with children makes him happy.

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Activity Level

How Active is the Breed?

This is a very active breed, but they will get much of their activity from playing with toys indoors.

How Much Exercise Does the Dog Need at every stage of its Life?

The Cairn Terrier likes to run and play (and dig) outdoors, but must be supervised and inside a secure fence. He is a very energetic little dog who can get much of his exercise from playing with toys indoors.

He can live in an apartment if he is taught early not to bark excessively and if he is taken on a couple of daily walks. An occasional romp in a secure area will satisfy him.



The shaggy coat of the Cairn Terrier can quickly become a horrible, matted mess. To keep this from happening, he needs to be brushed daily, but his undercoat should not get overly much attention. Once a month he will need a bath. Then his coat should be brushed out carefully and completely when it dries. A monthly trim around his eyes and ears and feet and a monthly nail trim will keep him looking and feeling his best.

Professional grooming 4-5 times a year will shape the coat and eliminate dead hair that does not shed.

Cairns shed very little.


Health and Care

Genetic Problems

One of the biggest problems with Cairns is that they beg and they are great charmers, so they tend very easily to be overweight. Limit treats severely and make sure your Cairn gets plenty of exercise.

Cairn Terriers have severe allergies to fleas.

Life Span: Cairn Terriers live 12-15 years.

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