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Cairmal Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginScotland Italy
Other Names
What other names does the Cairmal have? The dog breed also known as...
Cairmal Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Cairmal recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Cairmal recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Cairmal puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Cairmal price:
400-600
If you choose to purchase the Cairmal, 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 Cairmal for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cairmal gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Cairmal size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Cairmal weigh? Cairmal weight:
10-15 pounds (5-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Cairmal? Cairmal average weight:
12.5 pounds (6 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cairmal? Cairmal height:
10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Cairmal average height:
11.5 inches (29 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Cairmal have? What does this canine coat look like?
ThickDoubleShaggy
Grooming
How to groom the Cairmal and how often?
Advanced: The Cairmal requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Cairmal a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Cairmal, search for the best 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 Cairmal dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cairmal Terrier? Cairmal shedding level:
Cairmals are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cairmal have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionatePlayfulLoyalFriendly
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cairmal? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Cairmal's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Cairmal dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cairmals are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Cairmal is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cairmal sensitivity:
Cairmals have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Cairmals are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog 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 Cairmal Terrier need? Cairmal social needs:
Cairmals need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Cairmal dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cairmal Terrier bark?
High: The Cairmal is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Territorial
Do Cairmal dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Cairmals are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Cairmal bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cairmal Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cairmal? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Cairmal 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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cairmal do?
Cairmals have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cairmals need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cairmal to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cairmal roam?
Cairmals 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 Cairmal have high prey drive?
Cairmals have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Cairmals are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cairmal good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Cairmals are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Cairmals 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
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Cairmals tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Cairmal dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Cairmals are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Cairmal dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cairmal and children:
Cairmals are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cairmal dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Cairmals are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Cairmal good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cairmal dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cairmals are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Cairmal can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Cairmals good office dogs? Do Cairmals make good office friendly dogs? Can Cairmals be office dogs?
Yes
Cairmal is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cairmal dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cairmal Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Cairmal dogs good for elderly owners?
Cairmals are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cairmal dogs get along with other pets? Are Cairmal dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cairmals are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cairmal breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Cairmals are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cairmal be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used 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). Cairmal is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cairmal be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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 to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Cairmal is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cairmal be a sniffer dog?
Not really
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. Cairmal is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cairmal be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Cairmal is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cairmal be a boat dog?
Not really
Cairmal breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cairmal 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. Cairmal is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Cairmal dogs have health problems?
Cairmals tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Cairmal dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Cairmal be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cairmal breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Cairmals do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the 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 Cairmal have?
Cairmals have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Cairmal dogs require per day?
Cairmals exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cairmals sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Cairmal need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cairmal risk for obesity:
Average. The Cairmal has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks 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 Cairmal's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Cairmal 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 Cairmal drool?
The Cairmal is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Cairmal 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 minimal compared to others, just like the Cairmal. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Cairmal pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Cairmal pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Cairmal: 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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
How often can the Cairmal have a litter? 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 Cairmal have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Cairmal

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Cairmal's has great intelligence.
  • Hypoallergenic: Cairmals do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Cairmals are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Shedding Level: Cairmals are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Cairmal is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Cairmals tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Cairmals adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Cairmals are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Cairmals are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Cairmals are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Cairmal is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Cairmals are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cairmals are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Cairmals tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Cairmal requires a lot of grooming.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Cairmals tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

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