Grooming a Cairn Terrier
Hair type: The Cairn Terrier has a harsh weather resistant outer coat that can be cream, wheaten, red, sandy, gray, or brindled in any of these colours. The Cairn is double coated, with a soft dense undercoat and a harsh outer coat. It is not uncommon for a brindled Cairn to become progressively more black or silver as it ages.
Daily coat care: The shaggy natural looking coat actually takes quite a bit of maintenance and a neglected coat soon becomes a sorry, matted mess. Brush several times a week with a pin brush, being gentle with the soft undercoat. Once a month, bathe the dog and brush the coat while it dries. Trim around the eyes and regularly. Cairns shed little to no hair.
Recommended groom frequency: Your Cairn Terrier should be groomed professionally every 6-8 weeks.
A full dog groom at Petmania Grooming Studios will include - Full wash, dry, nail clip, ear clean & pluck, breed standard hair cut and conditioning spray.
Depending on the age and weight of your Cairn Terrier, he will need to be fed between 40g and 177g of good quality dry dog food each day. As with all dogs, treats should be given as occasional treats rather than all the time, in order to prevent weight gain, which Cairn Terriers are prone to.
For more information about choosing the right food for your Cairn Terrrier, speak with one of our pet care advisors instore. We can also weigh your dog for you instore which will help determine the most appropriate diet.
This is an active breed which requires regular exercise. A daily long walk is recommended for proper physical and mental well being of the breed. Occasional interactive playing with your cairn terrier is also needed for proper physical development of the breed. The Cairn Terrier is prone to weight gain so keeping a regular exercise routine is recommended to prevent weight related health issues developing.
Where to get a Cairn Terrier
There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100's of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.
However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.