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What Happened To The Captain's Dog?

Cairn Terriers

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This breed is most famously known for the role played as Toto in the Wizard of Oz. They're a sturdy breed, plucky, spirited and strong. They love to play, need daily walks and a confident owner to keep their bold terrier traits under control. Adaptable and friendly, these dogs are the busybodies of the house and like to be a full participating member of the family.  Always quick to announce guest, they are great guard dogs. They can be reserved around strangers. Often bossy with other pets, these dogs are scrappy and bred to hunt and are known to chase anything furry that moves. A fenced yard is a good idea and if you love your plants and trees, this may not be the breed for you as they can be enthusiastic diggers.   These cheerful little chaps will take control if you don't, are possessive with their toys and their food. But then again, so am I. Is this a breed suitable for you? If you don't want: ·       A delicate lapdog ·       A dog that likes to wear fancy bling and embarrassing costumes ·       A quiet and lazy dog ·       A guard dog or one who sheds fur all the time ·       A dog who will eat your cat

·   A dog you to be lazy with

Then yes, this is the dog for you. The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest terrier breeds, originating in the Scottish Highlands and recognized as one of Scotland's earliest working dogs. The breed was given the name Cairn, because the breed's function was to hunt and chase quarry between the cairns in the Scottish highlands.

Although the breed had existed long before, the name 'Cairn Terrier' was a compromise suggestion after the breed was originally brought to official shows in the United Kingdom in 1909 under the name Short-haired Skye terriers. This name was not acceptable to The Kennel Club due to opposition from Skye Terrierbreeders, and the name 'Cairn Terrier' was suggested as an alternative. They are usually left-pawed, which has been shown in dogs to correlate to superior performance in tasks related to scent. Cairn terriers are ratters. Thanks for reading and watching my BLINK. Please feel free to leave a comment. I love hearing from you.

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