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  2. Toto-lee Cairn

    Cairn Outsmarts my Training!

    My first experience with a terrier was a 2-year-old Jack Russell we adopted from the Humane Society. Only 2-3 days after we had brought Cosmos home, my husband and I had to make a short trip, and my husband's sister, who lived just across the way, and was a very accomplished animal person, agreed to let him out of a crate we had, feed him in the a.m., and let him have some outside time before she re-crated him, only until she got off work after a few hours. She called us about supper time, saying she felt she'd better warn us for what we'd come home to the next day. Cosmos had wor
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  4. A new study uses different techniques to improve the investigation of fossilized dog feces.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/KSZzxlRG3qA View the source article
  5. Kathryn

    Cairn Outsmarts my Training!

    Oh dear, Ruffy. You had a busy night. Bet you slept through the next day though. Our cairn T Bone didn't like to be crated, but we had to crate him once in a while. He tried to chew through the metal gate/door, and couldn't. So he chewed a hole through the plastic to pop the gate out of its hinges... Too clever for their own good...
  6. As with any pet wellness trend, when it comes to CBD oil for dogs, there’s a lot of information floating around the internet, and it’s difficult to know what’s accurate and what’s exaggeration. Of course, you want to do what’s best for your pup, which leads to the question: What do I need to know about CBD oil for dogs? The AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein, explains what CBD oil is, what it does for dogs, and its safety concerns and potential side effects. What Is CBD Oil? CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. Dr. Klein says it is essential to note tha
  7. DogsSmarterThanMe

    Do cairns hate being picked up

    Wow. Have never heard that from Dixie lol!
  8. DogsSmarterThanMe

    Do cairns hate being picked up

  9. Researchers analyzed the dog's mitochondrial genome, and concluded that the animal belonged to a lineage of dogs whose evolutionary history diverged from that of Siberian dogs as early as 16,700 years ago. The timing of that split coincides with a period when humans may have been migrating into North America along a coastal route that included Southeast Alaska.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/N2i3DTAOzsU View the source article
  10. bradl

    Planning for a new puppy

    @CloverDragons Some random thoughts on dremeling Cairn nails. Have your helper hold the leg firmly behind the elbow or haunch to keep them from yanking the leg away. If your helper is strong, sometimes just suspending the dog in the air (vs cradling them in arms) puts them into a submissive mode where they don't struggle as much and/or don't have the leverage of a helper's body to work against. If you have a grooming table and noose that works well for solo work and for many dogs, as lifting the one leg forces them to balance on the others. We had one dog who would push her n
  11. Sam I Am

    Planning for a new puppy

    It is my experience that a lot of Terriers do not appreciate having their nails trimmed. I took the cowards way out and have my vet clinic do it. I am scared to death with black nails that I will trim to high and cause pain. Sam’s breeder uses a dremel all the time and starts when very young...I think that is the ticket. Much the same with brushing their teeth. I have done that with both our dogs since they were puppies and they are totally fine with it. You also mentioned that you wanted a dog with a low maintenance coat. If you want to keep a Cairns coat in some form of shape and healt
  12. rubysmom

    Do cairns hate being picked up

    Ruby has a low growl for happy, excited, and mad.... it’s hard to tell sometimes what is happening. But people and other dogs don’t know what to think. She acts like she’s a 90lb Rottweiler sometimes.
  13. CloverDragons

    Planning for a new puppy

    Sam I Am, I'm wondering the same thing. I really, really want a Cairn, but I'm not sure it would be a hit with my husband, and he does matter more. (That's true, isn't it?) He might be happier with a lab ... any suggestions for a lab that's in the 20-30-lb range? Must like to swim and hike, prefer a low-maintenance coat. Bradl, a question about a Dremel tool. I have one, but I couldn't use it on my dear Beagle. He was genuinely a 1%er when it came to trimming nails. He was banned from two groomers -- literally. they said, "Don't come here again for any price." We could do his nai
  14. Hillscreek

    Planning for a new puppy

    Agree an older cairn can fit in pretty easily with his/her new family. I think it is important to understand that cairn terriers have been a breed for hundreds of years doing a cairn's job which was to work independently digging into dens and making his/her own decisions on how to proceed. Barking and growling was part of the hunt. These traits cannot easily be removed. Honestly I would think twice if barking and being slow to train annoys your husband. Cairns are very, very sensitive to their humans' emotions. I quoted from Brad but it seems to be way down the post and I don't
  15. A recent genetic study provides new information on the occurrence of a DVL2 gene defect associated with a screw tail and its relevance to canine constitution and health. The variant was found in several Bulldog and Pit Bull type breeds, and it was shown to result in caudal vertebral anomalies and shortening of the muzzle. The DLV2 variant may also affect the development of the heart.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/gFGqT4IFfvY View the source article
  16. pkcrossley

    Is this pup' healthy? Is it a Cairn?

    what happened with this? obviously not a cairn, and not something you should have to pay $`1400 for. but a really irresistable dog, and i could easily see a good portion of cairn in there --1/4 if not half. i have had the experience of paying high ransom for a dog --sometimes it is the only thing to do if you want to spring the dog.
  17. pkcrossley

    Do cairns hate being picked up

    on low growling --remember Idaho's crazy hilarious video of Bonnie
  18. Rss Bot

    Can Senior Dogs Get Alzheimer’s?

    One of the most common questions owners ask veterinarians about their senior dogs is “Can elderly dogs get Alzheimer’s?” You may have noticed that your older dog has started slowing down, or that she seems disoriented and anxious. Some of this is normal aging, but your dog could also have the canine equivalent of Alzheimer’s disease: Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) Cognitive function, or a person’s memory, learning, perception, and awareness capabilities, is easy to measure in people, but a little harder to measure in dogs. We can’t exactly ask them to recite the alphabet or the day of t
  19. Toto-lee Cairn

    Cabin Fever

    All of these are clever.
  20. NomadCat

    Every day is a day off for Ferris!

    What a beautiful cairn and sounds like a great personality!
  21. Sam I Am

    Planning for a new puppy

    Ok...I am going to go out on a limb. Not a popular place to go at times , however after reading your posts and the issues your other half has with barking and lack of patience etc, a puppy especially a Cairn Puppy or any other terrier type brings into question if this would be a good fit...for the puppy. The Cairns that we have had the pleasure of owning are all full of life and can be a challenge ...especially the first couple of years. Lack of patience and understanding the very nature of this breed will turn into a disaster for all concerned. Terriers especially Cairns are adorable, cute
  22. Pancreatitis in dogs is one of those conditions that owners must be informed about before it strikes because the warning signs may not always be obvious at first, the symptoms might be mistaken for something less serious, and yet it’s potentially life-threatening. The medical definition of pancreatitis is simple: “inflammation of the pancreas.” But like all serious conditions, there is more to it than that. Because it is dangerous, a suspected case of pancreatitis needs to be addressed by a veterinarian as quickly as possible and not dealt with by “DIY” treatments. As with all medical issues,
  23. Pepper Bug's Mom

    Planning for a new puppy

    I take my Cairns to a groomer ($10 each) to do their toenails - I gave up doing it myself. It takes them 5 minutes max to do each dog and well worth it!!! They hate getting their tummies combed/groomed or even their hairy legs. They are tough as nails on the trail but don't much like their legs untangled. The younger one makes a lot of noise but NEVER bites! He is always ready for a kiss. The older one tolerates the grooming and NEVER bites either!
  24. Catalyzt

    CBD oil?

    Jane, Spike is only about a year and a half, and has multiple symptoms of a seizure disorder-- including one full-on seizure last week. We've got a neuro appointment Friday, this week, we've just seen some fly snapping, otherwise he's a very healthy and happy Cairn X. I'm watching for the prodromal symptoms of a seizure-- I know the fly snapping is definitely a symptom, but it doesn't indicate a seizure is coming on. (We are a bit more careful when he does that.) Just curious, were there specific behaviors you noticed that preceded a seizure? I'm hoping we can try CBD oil first. I th
  25. Dogs synchronize their behavior with the children in their family, but not as much as they do with adults, a new study found.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/-otKdv3PVKw View the source article
  26. A study investigated pituitary dwarfism in Karelian Bear Dogs and found a link to a variant of the POU1F1 gene. The results can also help understand the gene's significance to the human pituitary gland's development and function.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/FL1AERr-Sng View the source article
  27. EFF13

    CBD oil?

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