Cairn Terrier originally descended from Scotland such as all the other terrier breeds, and this specific one was bred more than 200 years ago. You may recognize the Cairn Terrier as Toto from the movie, The Wizard of Oz. This breed is very intelligent and curious, but just like all the other terriers, it tends to be independent-minded, tough, but still a great watchdog. Cairn is the happiest when they can hang around their humans. Don’t leave your Cairn alone for a long time because he might become destructive. This breed has a high energy level, loves digging, chasing, and barking. Cairn Terriers love kids and are highly tolerant of them. With early socialization and training, they are very respectful of other animals. Cairn Terrier’s size is about 9 to 11 inches, and he weighs about 14 pounds.
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The largest of the Terriers, the Airedale Terrier is sometimes referred to as the “King of Terriers.” The Airedale is an energetic, loving companion that can adapt to any environment and excels at agility, obedience, and other activities. Their non-shedding, double layer coats keep them comfortable in any temperature, and they are patient and kind with children and other pets. The Airedale is extremely trainable and eager to learn, and loves to exercise.
The Australian Terrier is alert, friendly and lively. The first Australian breed to be recognized, this small, sturdy dog was bred to exterminate rodents and snakes, and came to the United States in the 1940s. The Australian Terrier has a rough, wiry coat that is usually red or sandy in color, and is adaptable and makes a wonderful pet in any size living space. These confident pups love to be active, are excellent watchdogs, and do well with families as well as with individuals.
Developed in Scotland, the Skye Terrier is an elegant, good-natured dog. Skye Terriers tend to be somewhat reserved, but they bond very closely with their family and love to be active. Skyes excel in many areas, including obedience, agility, therapy, and companionship, and are overall very steady, intelligent dogs. They have long, soft hair that covers their forehead and eyes, can have erect or flat-laying ears, and come in a variety of colors. Skye Terriers make wonderful housepets and loyal companions in both small and Large Living Spaces.
Known for its amusing personality and confidence, this German breed dates back to the seventeenth century. The Affenpinscher is sometimes affectionately called the “monkey dog,” because of its apish appearance. The Affenpinscher is usually black in color and very small in size (6-13 lbs. in adulthood), and has a rough, wiry coat and distinctive mane around its head. This breed is curious, alert and active, as well as playful and affectionate with its family members. Affenpinschers make entertaining and loyal pets, and can excel in many areas, including obedience, therapy and agility.
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