Dog Breeds - Cairnoodle

Breed :        Not Akc Recognized
Weight:       15-20 lbs
Height:        10-15 inches
Color(s):     A varying mixture of cream, red, black, and gray.

Cairnoodle Breed Information:
The Cairnoodle is a breed which is not recognized by the American Kenell Club, it is considered a "Designer Dog", also reffered to as the Cairn-Poo, is made by the crossing of two popular breeds: Cairn Terrier and Poodle. This breed of dogs are not as popular as many of the other crosses.

The ideal Cairnoodle is muscular, sturdy, and compact. They exhibit a hardy appearance, broad head, and large, dark eyes. Cairnoodle's are agile and high-spirited.

Friendly, affectionate, and loyal, the Cairnoodle may possess the boldness of a Terrier, the sensitivity of a Poodle, or both. They require an inordinate amount of attention and do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. They will become destructive if bored or lonely. They do well with children, dogs, and non-canine pets they have been raised with. The Cairnoodle is alert, suspicious of strangers, and will bark to announce visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.

The coat of the Cairnoodle must be brushed several times a week to prevent matting and tangling. Bathing should be done on a regular basis using a mild shampoo. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. They are prone to such health issues as PRA, luxating patella, heart problems, portal shunt, and CMO.

The coat of the Cairnoodle may be very curly or slightly wavy. It is typically wispy and short all over the body. The coat is longer and more profuse on the face.

The Cairnoodle typically exhibits independence but is willing to please. They may be difficult to house train. The crate training method works best. The Cairnoodle is adept at learning tricks. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, reward, and consistency.

Cairnoodle Health and Diseases
Cairnoodle breed is prone to many health problems, luxating patella and heart problems are some of them. Cairnoodle might loose their teeth in an early age, that’s why you also need to check the cleanliness of its teeth.