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Cairanian Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Cairanian so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Cairn Terrier and Pomeranian mix

Cairanian Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Cairanian puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Cairanian in the United States? How much money is a Cairanian?

Where to buy a Cairanian with a good pedigree?

$700-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Cairanian, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Cairanian for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cairanian gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Cairanian? How many Cairanian are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Cairanian is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Cairanian Size

Size
Is a Cairanian small, medium or large dog?

How big do Cairanian get?

What is the average size of a Cairanian?

Small
Weight
How much does the Cairanian weigh? How much should a Cairanian weight? What is the normal weight of a Cairanian? How much does a full-grown Cairanian weight?
Male: 14-18 pounds (6-8 kg), Female: 13-17 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Cairanian?
Male: 16 pounds (7 kg), Female: 15 pounds (7 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cairanian? Cairanian height:
Male: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm), Female: 9-12 inches (23-30 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Cairanian?
Male: 11.5 inches (29 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Cairanian Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Cairanian have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FluffyWaterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Cairanian coats?
BlackGrayTan Red Blue Cream White SilverBrown Brindle OrangeWheaten
Grooming
How to groom the Cairanian and how often? How often should I take my Cairanian to the groomer?
Average: The Cairanian requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Cairanian, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Cairanian dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cairanian? Do Cairanian dogs shed a lot?
Cairanian dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Cairanian need a bath? How often should you give a Cairanian a bath? Can I bathe my Cairanian every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Cairanian Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cairanian have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActivePlayfulCourageousIntelligentFriendlyDocileLivelySociableAttentiveTrainableFearlessAssertiveExtroverted
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cairanian? Is the Cairanian breed dumb or smart?
Outstanding: Cairanian is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 95% of the time or better.

The Cairanian is one of the best breeds in the dog intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Cairanian dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Cairanian?
Cairanian dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Cairanian is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cairanian sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Cairanian dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Cairanian a good family dog?
High: Cairanian dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cairanian need? Cairanian social needs:
Cairanian dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Cairanian dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Cairanian bark?
A lot: Cairanian is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Watchdog Ability
Is Cairanian good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Cairanian dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Cairanian dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Cairanian dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Cairanian dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Cairanian bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cairanian? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cairanian? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Cairanian has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Cairanian has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Cairanian? How much bite force does a Cairanian have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cairanian bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cairanian do?
Cairanian dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cairanian dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cairanian to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cairanian roam?
Cairanian dogs tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cairanian have high prey drive?
Cairanian dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cairanian good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Cairanian in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Cairanian breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Cairanian dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Cairanian be left alone? How long can you leave a Cairanian alone?
Cairanian dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Cairanian Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Cairanian temperament with other people:
Cairanian dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cairanian dogs get along with other pets? Are Cairanian dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cairanian dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Cairanian dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cairanian temperament with children:
Cairanian dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cairanian dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Cairanian breed live with a cat?
Cairanian dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Cairanian good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cairanian dogs get along with other dogs?
Cairanian dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cairanian breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Cairanian breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Cairanian dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Cairanian dogs good office canines? Do Cairanian dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Cairanian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cairanian dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cairanian temperament with senior people? Are Cairanian dogs good for elderly owners?
Cairanians are commonly okay with elderly people.

Cairanian Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Cairanian dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Cairanian is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Cairanian breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Cairanian breed? Most common health risks of Cairanian:
CataractsCollapsed TracheaHip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseaseLuxating PatellaPatellar LuxationPatent Ductus ArteriosisAllergiesHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)EpilepsyCryptorchidismSeizuresGlaucomaDry EyeCraniomandibular OsteopathyGloboid Cell LeukodystrophyMicrovascular DysplasiaPortosystemic Vascular Anomaly (PSVA)HeatstrokeHeat Intolerance
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Cairanian breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Cairanian see the vet?
Average
The Cairanian should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Cairanian dogs live? How old can a Cairanian be? What is the age limit of the Cairanian? How many years can the oldest Cairanian live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Cairanian?

How long is the lifespan of a Cairanian?

12-16 years
The average lifespan of Cairanian: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cairanian breed hypoallergenic?
No
Cairanian dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Cairanian have? What is the activity level of the Cairanian?
Cairanian dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Cairanian need? How much exercise do Cairanian dogs require per day?

Do Cairanian dogs need a lot of exercises?

Cairanian dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Cairanian breed need?
Cairanian dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Cairanian need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Cairanian breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Cairanian? How much food should I feed my Cairanian?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cairanian risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cairanian's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cairanian weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cairanian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Cairanian has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Cairanian drool?
The Cairanian is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Cairanian could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Cairanian.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Cairanian As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cairanian be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Cairanian breed is a good choice for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cairanian be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Cairanian be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Cairanian breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cairanian be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Cairanian is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cairanian be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Cairanian is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cairanian be a boat dog?

Not really

Cairanian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cairanian be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Cairanian is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Cairanian dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Cairanian Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Cairanian pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Cairanian breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Cairanian: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cairanian have in a litter? How many puppies can the Cairanian breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Cairanian have? How many puppies can a Cairanian give birth to?
2-10 puppies

Cairanian Recognition

AKC Group
Is Cairanian recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Cairanian recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Cairanian Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Outstanding: Cairanian is one of the brightest dog breeds.
  • Trainability: Cairanian dogs are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Cairanian breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Cairanian is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Cairanian dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Cairanian dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Cairanian dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Cairanian dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cairanian dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Cairanian dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cairanian's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Cairanian dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Cairanian is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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