Cairn Terrier Breed Maintenance
The coat of the Cairn Terrier is quite distinctive and has a shaggy natural look to it. This thick coat can be deceiving as without regular care can become a sorry matted mess. Get your dog used to being brushed several times a week, being gentle with the soft undercoat. If your terrier is trained as a young dog to be groomed, they will enjoy the attention and love the special time with their human. Once a month give your dog a bath and brush the coat while it dries. The beauty of this coat is that it doesn’t shed much at all, which is ideal for house care. Occasionally, the Cairn Terrier will need the hair trimmed around the eyes and ears with a blunt nosed pair of scissor (they move quickly so for safety, don’t use pointed sharp scissors). All that remains to be done is to clip the nails regularly and your little Terrier will be dressed to impress.