Cairn Terrier: Health Issues & Personality
Cairn Terrier:
While the Cairn Terrier adapts well to life in cramped quarters, its nails must be clipped regularly to prevent them from becoming ingrown. The dog is happy with one or two walks a day.
Average Lifespan Of The Cairn Terrier: 9-15 years.
Average Weight: 14lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:
Cystine Crystals In Urine: See Kidney Disorders In Dogs
Hemophelia: Hemophilia is a disorder in which blood will not clot properly to aid in the healing of wounds.  A dog with a mild form or hemophilia might never even need treatment, unless excessing bleeding occurs due to trauma or surgery.  Unfortunately, dogs with severe hemophilia often die from uncontrollable bleeding problems.  Once you know your dog is affected, your vet will help you with managing this lifelong disorder.  This will include being vigilant for signs of bleeding, and occasional blood transfusions.
Inguinal Hernia
Extra Eyelashes
PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Glaucoma (Due To Lens Dislocation)

Brain And Eye:
Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy (Krabbe's Disease): A rare disorder in which there is a shortage of enzymes that are necessary for proper metabolism.  Affected dogs show signs of uncoordination at a very young age, and the condition is eventually fatal.  There is no treatment available for Krabbe's Disease.
Craniomandibular Osteopathy: A bone disease affecting the skull and jaw, found in growing dogs.  The cause is unknown and there is no treatment, although the disorder usually stops on its own by the dog's first birthday.  Serious cases may affect the dog's ability to use its jaw for eating.
Cairn Terrier
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 3/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 1/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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