Cairnoodle Breed Maintenance
The Cairnoodle is a hypoallergenic dog thanks to the Poodle parent and sheds very low. The Cairn Terrier is a moderate shedder, and if the hybrid resembles more the Cairn Terrier, shedding may increase. The medium to long hair on the Cairnoodle requires daily brushing to prevent tangles and mats. Regular ear cleaning with a veterinarian approved solution will help to avoid ear infections in your Cairnoodle and brush your dog’s teeth at least twice a week to prevent dental disease and keep his mouth clean. The Cairnoodle does not drool much at all and keeping his coat and teeth clean with help with any “doggy” odor that might arise; though this hybrid is not known to smell. Cairnoodles can resemble either the Cairn Terrier or the Poodle and have medium to high energy with moderate intensity needs. This mix requires daily exercise of moderate intensity. They are smart dogs, but the Cairn Terrier parent added elements of independence and stubbornness, which makes the Cairnoodle a little harder to train if he resembles the Cairn Terrier. The high intelligence on the Poodle also means the Cairnoodle needs plenty of mental stimulation as well to prevent poor behaviors from developing.