The Cairnoodle is a mixed breed developed from the Cairn Terrier and the Miniature Poodle, so it has an appearance that includes characteristics of both breeds. It weighs about 15-20 pounds and is between 10 and 15 inches tall. They are found in different mixes of cream, red, black, and gray. Their life expectancy is 12 to 16 years.
The Cairnoodle’s coat can be either frizzy or slightly wavy. It is generally sparse and short throughout the body. The coat is longer and more abundant on the face.
Friendly, affectionate, good companion and loyal, the Cairnoodle can possess the boldness of a Terrier, the sensitivity of a Poodle, or both. Although the Cairnoodle cross can draw behavioral characteristics from both the Poodle and the Cairn Terrier, the Cairnoodle is best known for its playful demeanor and poodle-like coat. These high-energy pups are independent too. They require a lot of attention and don’t work well if ignored or left alone for long periods of time. They will become destructive if they get bored or lonely. They do well with children, dogs, and the non-canine pets that they have been raised with. The Cairnoodle is alert, wary of strangers, and will bark to announce visitors or unusual sounds.
They are often at their best with children, as their intelligence, sensitivity, desire to please, and uncanny ability to play make them excellent companions for children. Its natural protection is also an advantage for a family pet.
Cairnoodles require frequent grooming and the coat should be brushed several times a week. It also requires regular washing. Nails have the potential to grow large and must be trimmed regularly.
They adapt well to apartment life and like to play indoors.
Cairnoodle puppies are compact in size, wonderful with children, as cute as can be, and they are also very friendly.
Their litter size is from 3 to 8 puppies.
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