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You've got your heart set on your very own Toto and plan to spend the next few years skipping down your yellow brick road to happiness. You've been searching for Cairn Terrier puppies for sale and can't wait to get one of these calm little dogs to carry around in your own basket.
Before you buy a Cairn, you may want to do a bit of research into the breed so you aren't terribly unhappy with your new puppy. Yes, you probably can get your puppy to sit in a basket, as long as you play a ten hour game of fetch right beforehand. These guys are high-energy diggers and chewers, especially as puppies and are more into vermin hunting than lap sitting. Of course, they love to snuggle with their owners for awhile, but they aren't low-energy lapdogs.
Cairns have powerful paws and tend to be on the hyper, strong-willed side as puppies. They think nothing of choosing a full grown Old English Sheepdog as their playmate and will become rowdy enough to make the larger, although better-behaved, dog decide to hide out in a safer spot.
However, this breed does settle down as it matures and is incredibly devoted to its family. As long as you're not expecting a dog with a stuffed-toy personality, you will end up with a faithful, loving friend.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|