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I wonder if anyone can tell me if this is typical Cairn terrier behavior. When Sammy our 17-month-old male is at the dog park and other dogs are barking, Sammy will take a "on the lookout

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I can't say that it's typical, but it is not at all surprising. Cairns are terrific watchdogs. Lousy guard dogs, but outstanding watch dogs. We've also noticed a sort of supervisory behavior with our male, particularly when the other dogs are wrestling noisliy. He will run over and give them heck - so much so that we call him Constable Haggis or sometimes, the Fun Police.

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sounds typical for being in an open space --you would keep changing your axis to make sure you were betting the 360. indoors, my dog does something analogous --he patrols from window to window, making me look out in each direction (he's much too short to see out, of course) before he leads the way to the next window. when we reach each window, he stares at me intently until i give him the report.

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