Bushland Terrier:Cairn Terrier and Scottish terrier Mix

Hybrid Breed

Cairn Terrier + Scottish terrier


The Bushland Terrier - a hybrid breed

The Bushland Terrier is a very popular and interesting hybrid breed. They originate from the Cairn Terrier and Scottish Terrier dog breeds and are an excellent example of a hybrid breed. These dogs are usually intelligent, lively, affectionate, alert and loyal. They can get along well with children and other pets and are usually very adaptable to different living conditions. Their appearance varies, but they usually have short fur, long paws and a shaggy tail. They are usually found in shades of brown, but there are also yellow-brown or white-brown ones. Although they are already reasonably well known, their popularity is still on the rise because they have unique features and abilities that other hybrid breeds do not have.

Alternate Name -
Origin Scotland
Life expectancy 10 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Bushland Terrier.

The mixed breed is a rare but impressive new breed, whose character and attitude are quite interesting. This loyal and playful dog is characterized by an energetic but loving personality.

Physically, this dog is an impressive mix of both parent breeds and it can vary in size. Generally, they are born about the size of a beagle and grow to about German shepherd size. However, they may grow larger or smaller than a German Shepherd.

The Bushland Terrier is an intelligent and curious dog that loves to learn and loves to receive attention. The mixed breed is one of those dog breeds that have a strong protective instinct, which means that they want to protect their human family members. This instinct makes the dog ideal for those who want an attentive guardian.

This mix is also a very loyal dog and has a strong need for bonding. He likes to be with his pack and loves to spend time with his people and play. He is a very active and energetic dog that needs lots of exercise and always wants something to do.

Since the Bushland Terrier is very affectionate, they often want a lot of attention. Since they are so energetic and active, it is important that they get regular exercise and run around. Even though the mixed breed is a very playful dog, they can also be a bit hyper as they are very lively and affectionate. Therefore, owners who have such a dog should make sure that it is trained and encouraged regularly so that it becomes a good family dog.

Overall, it is a hearty, playful and smart dog that is an exciting new breed. He is a great family dog that needs attention, love and training. You will have a lot of fun with this loyal friend by your side!

Typical Breed Diseases of the Bushland Terrier

Some common diseases that can affect Bushland Terriers are worms, atopy, patellar luxation, heart disease, and eye disease. These are usually detectable through regular testing and examination. In the case of some diseases, it is advisable to seek advice from a veterinarian early on.

Worms are a common problem, especially in dogs. Therefore, it is important that your Cairn Terrier is regularly checked for parasites. They can be treated with medications prescribed by a veterinarian.

Atopy is an allergic reaction that is common in dogs. The Cairn Terrier will react to certain substances, such as insect bites, dust, pollen, and certain foods. Symptoms include itching, redness, hair loss and respiratory problems. Initially, it is advisable to seek advice from your veterinarian to determine the cause of the allergy. There are several treatment options, including a special diet.

Patellar luxation is a common condition in Cairn Terriers. The problem is that the patella does not work properly. In severe cases, the kneecap can slip out, causing pain and lameness. It is important to have the veterinarian check the dog's knees regularly. In some cases, surgery is recommended to correct the problem.

Heart disease is another common problem in Cairn Terriers. This could include congenital problems, infections or injuries. To make sure your dog is suffering from such a condition, he needs to be examined regularly. In some cases, medical treatment may be necessary to improve the condition.

Eye disease is another problem that can affect Cairn Terriers. It is common to find tearing, inflammation or eyelid problems. Your dog may also need special eye medication. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

Since Cairn Terrier, Scottish Terrier mixes are known to have some diseases, it is important to monitor your dog's health. This includes that your pet is regularly examined and treated if it gets sick

This mix has a short, densely woven coat that is hard and robust. They are medium-sized dogs, usually between 25 and 35 cm tall and weighing between 5 and 10 kg. They have short legs with a stocky build and a raised tail that they sometimes swing in the air. Their eyes are small, dark, perceptive and fill their head, which gives them a curious appearance. Ears are small, v-shaped, stiff ears that nestle close to the head.

What does this mixed breed look like?

A Bushland Terrier usually has a short, stiff and dense coat. It can come in many different shades of color, including black, gray, red, spotted, and white. Some dogs even have all three colors. The dog's head is often striped with black or gray. The ears are usually gray or black. The back is usually mackerel or brindle. The underside and legs of the dog are usually white. Some dogs have a broad white chest patch. The tail of the dog is usually slightly longer than the trunk and is usually white in color.

Fur length short - long
Fur rough-haired - flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears
Tail short
Anatomy strong, hefty, muscular, rugged, square
Size ♀ 23 - 30 cm
Weight ♀ 6 - 9 kg
Size ♂ 25 - 33 cm
Weight ♂ 6 - 10 kg
Suitable For Children, Seniors, Children, Seniors
  • Joint problems

    Especially due to overweight, joint problems can occur in dogs.

  • Cancer

    May be common in older dogs.

  • The characteristics can vary depending on the breeding strains, but in general they are very intelligent and lively. They are also very social and friendly with people, other dogs and pets and very affectionate with their family. This breed is also very active and therefore needs a lot of training and exercise.

  • These hybrids can grow between 25 and 35 cm tall and weigh between 5 and 10 kg.

  • Bushland Terriers can usually live between 12 and 15 years.

  • A Bushland Terrier's diet should include a high quality animal and vegetable protein source, a variety of B vitamins, antioxidant vitamins, and healthy fats, as well as vitamin E and zinc.

  • Since this breed is a double-coated dog, they need to be brushed and combed regularly to avoid matting and knotting their fur. They also need regular baths, nail care and dental care to stay healthy and clean.

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