Friends With Fur: A Pet Blog

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Buying a Cairn Terrier Puppy? What to Look For

by Sandra Butler

Cairn Terriers are known for their confident, joyful personalities. They are amazing companions for those who want smaller dogs that are still sturdy and durable. When you invest in a Cairn Terrier, you invest in a loyal pup that enjoys human companionship and who will bring great joy and entertainment to your life.

It's often ideal to work with dog breeders to adopt your next puppy. To ensure you're getting a great dog with a reputable breeding background, use this guide to assist you in choosing the right puppy for your needs. Here are things to look for when adopting a Cairn Terrier.

Choose a breeder you trust

Cairn Terriers may be hardy, but if you get a puppy that has a poor breeding history, is inbred, or not taken care of after birth, you can end up with a dog that carries lots of health problems. Cairn Terriers are prone to certain hereditary issues, such as eye problems, liver disease, blood disorders, and hip issues, so make sure you choose a breeder you trust that has experience with these pups and who can give you a proven breeding history on the dogs you select.

Choose a breeder who socializes their dogs

A Cairn Terrier is a type of dog that requires lots of socialization and attention so they stay mentally stimulated and don't have the urge to get into mischief out of boredom. Choose a breeder who socializes their dogs and urges lots of human and animal companionship, both with the puppies they have and the adult dogs as well.

Socialization isn't limited to just people, either. Cairn Terrier puppies should be socialized with a lot of other types of animals, including cats and other dogs. Cairn terriers are bold creatures and they like to take on other animals, like smaller pets and even other dogs, so make sure you choose a breeder who keeps their dogs socialized not just with people, but with other animals as well.

Now that you know a few things about adopting a Cairn Terrier, you can learn more about working with a breeder. When buying a Cairn Terrier puppy, take a tour of the facility. Visit with the animal's owners so you can meet the parents on-site and can see the living conditions the puppy is exposed to. You also want to receive all pedigrees, registrations, and vet documentation before you make your final payment. Contact breeders with Cairn Terriers for sale to learn more. 


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Friends With Fur: A Pet Blog

Nothing is quite like the bond you develop with a pet. You and your dog know each other to the core. You and your cat have your own way of communicating, even though you do not speak their language. These pets are, in a very real sense, your friends — but they are friends you have the responsibility of caring for completely. Determining what the best care for your pet really is can be a challenge. That's why we created this blog. The articles collected here will help you become a better owner and a better friend to your furry companion, whether they're a cat, dog, rabbit, or other species entirely.