Facts & Origin
Cairnese (Cairn Terrier and Havanese mix)
The Cairnese is a mix of the Cairn Terrier and the Havanese. The Cairn Terrier originated in Scotland and was originally used for hunting small game, while the Havanese originated in Cuba and was long used as a companion dog by nobles and aristocrats.
Suitability and attitude
Thanks to their compact size and adaptable temperament, Cairnese dogs make good family and city dogs. They are just as happy in an apartment in the city as they are in a house in the country, provided they get enough exercise and mental stimulation.
|Origin||Scotland - Cuba|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
Cairnese dogs are often lively, intelligent and affectionate. They are known for their cheerful personality and love of play and fun. Their intelligence and eagerness to please usually make them easy to train, although they can sometimes have a headstrong streak, which requires patience and consistency in training.
The Cairnese is a lively and loving companion dog that adapts well to a variety of living conditions. With regular grooming, exercise and health monitoring, this charming mixed breed dog can be a great companion for individuals and families alike.
Care, diseases and health
Grooming a Cairnese can vary depending on the type of coat they have. Cairn Terriers have a weather resistant, wiry coat that needs to be brushed regularly but rarely bathed. Havanese have long, silky hair that needs to be brushed daily to prevent matting and tangles.
In terms of health, Cairnese dogs can be prone to the health problems that affect their parent breeds. These include patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, and certain eye diseases. Regular vet visits are important to monitor your Cairnese's health and catch any health problems early.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Cairnese dogs are usually small to medium in size, weighing about 4 to 9 kilograms and standing about 23 to 33 centimeters tall. Their coat color can vary greatly, ranging from cream, sable, black, gray to brindle or a mixture of these colors.
Especially due to overweight, joint problems can occur in dogs.
A Cairnese is a mix between a Cairn Terrier and a Havanese. This breed is a small, happy dog known for its friendliness and love for people and other animals.
Normally it has a long and fluffy coat, medium length and curly, but not too thick. It can come in different colors, like black-brown-white, brown, black or red.
This mongrel should be trained with love, patience and consistency. His intelligent behavior and high learning ability allow him to quickly learn and adapt new tricks.
They tend to be prone to some health problems that can occur in the breed, such as respiratory problems, eye health, ear infections and digestive problems.
A Cairnese can live between 12 and 14 years if they are well cared for and live a healthy lifestyle.