Terrier Breeds: Cairn Terrier And Dandie Dinmont Terrier

From the Scotland region, Cairn Terrier and Dandie Dinmont Terrier are two hardworking terriers. Cairn Terrier

From the Scotland region, Cairn Terrier and Dandie Dinmont Terrier are two hardworking terriers.

Cairn Terrier

The new Cairn is a descendant of a working terrier from the Isle of Skye, away from the coast of Scotland. He was bred for bolting otter, badger, fox, and other game from the cairns or stone heaps on the shores of the isle. The Cairn is a sturdy, short-legged working terrier having a well-muscled body, deep ribs, and powerful hindquarters. The head, shorter and wider compared to all other terriers’, has a kind of pointed muzzle and is well supplied with hair—somewhat softer than his

body coat—giving him a relatively foxy expression. His coat is hard and weather-resistant.

WEIGHT 13-14 pounds

HEIGHT. 9 1/2-10 inches

COLOR: any color except white.

 

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont was developed from the rough-haired terriers of the border country between England and Scotland, where he was acknowledged for his gameness on badger, fox, rats, otter,

and weasels. The breed earned popularity and its name from a lead character in Sir Walter Scott’s novel Guy Mannering, published in 1814. He’s a long-bodied dog, sort of low at the shoulder, with an arch over the loin, a well-developed chest, and short legs having strong muscular growth and bone. His huge head is covered with soft, silky hair, and his lucent dark eyes are large and expressive. The mildly long tail curves upward like a scimitar. The body coat is a mix of hard and soft hair.

WEIGHT: 18-24 pounds

HEIGHT: 8-11 inches

COLOR: pepper (bluish black to silvery gray) or mustard (reddish brown to pale fawn).



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