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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Norwich Terrier vs. Cairn Terrier: How to Tell the Difference
One of the most famous dogs in movie history is little Toto, following Dorothy along the yellow brick road to see the wizard of Oz. Toto was played by a Cairn Terrier named Terry. You might think every little wire-haired terrier you see is a Cairn, but in fact there is a similar breed called […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/norwich-terrier-vs-cairn-terrier-how-to-tell-the-difference/ | November 30, 2020
Cairn Terrier sitting in the grass.
Dog Breeds Cairn Terrier
Cairn Terriers are happy, busy little earthdogs originally bred to fearlessly root out foxes and other small, furred prey in the rocky Scottish countryside. Curious and alert, Cairns like having a place where they can explore and dig.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/cairn-terrier/ | November 6, 2017
Cairn Terrier running in the grass.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 7 Fun Facts About the Cairn Terrier
Did you know that the dog who played Toto in "The Wizard of Oz" was a Cairn Terrier? Learn more about this dog, as well as more Cairn Terrier facts.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-facts-cairn-terrier/ | November 3, 2015
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Expert Advice: News Microchip Brings Home Cairn Terrier After he Was Stolen and Dyed Black
Many often think of microchips as a way of tracking down a pet owner when a dog or cat is found lost or as a stray. But they can also be used as evidence in pet-theft cases, which continue to be on the rise. That was the case for Robert Lucier, whose Cairn Terrier, Waffles, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/microchip-brings-cairn-home/ | September 21, 2015
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Silky Terrier History: The Sweet & Feisty Australian Ratting Dog
When a pup’s age is still counted in weeks, he’d be lucky to get much farther than the front door. But in 1954, a 6-week-old black and tan pup from the sub­ urbs of Sydney made a 7,500-mile journey on Qantas Empire Airways to his new home in La Crescenta, California. His name was Sir […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/silky-terrier-history-sweet-feisty-australian-ratting-dog/ | April 20, 2022
Expert Advice: Breed History Skye Terrier History: From Rocky Scotland to British Royalty
The craggy, beautiful Isle of Skye, off the northwest coast of Scotland, gave rise more than 400 years ago to the rugged yet elegant terrier that bears its name. With a form that has remained essentially unchanged over the centuries, the Skye Terrier today is still the good-natured, loyal, fearless companion that ferreted vermin out […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/skye-terrier-history-from-rocky-scotland-to-british-royalty/ | February 7, 2022
Expert Advice: Breed History Scottish Terrier History: From Rugged Hunter to 1930s Fad
There is, carved into a Scottish Highlands farm wall, the image of a short-legged, longheaded, prick-eared, cobbily built dog barking on a wheelbarrow. The image appears to date from around A.D. 200, and is about three-eighths of an inch in diameter, small enough that the viewer cannot make out if the dog is double-coated or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/scottish-terrier-history-rugged-hunter-1930s-fad/ | November 23, 2021
Yorkshire Terrier standing outdoors on a sunny day.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds 6 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Yorkshire Terriers
As one of the AKC’s top 10 breeds year after year, Yorkshire Terriers are popular toy dogs, offering a big personality in a tiny package. Here are six surprising facts about Yorkies and the people who love them: 1. Yorkies are called the “Tomboy Toy.” Don’t be fooled by this toy breed’s tiny stature—they are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/6-things-about-yorkshire-terriers/ | November 22, 2020
west highland terrier westie dog with muddy face outdoors in nature
Expert Advice: Dog Sports Earthdog 101 – Tap Into Your Small Terrier’s or Dachshund’s Instincts
Does your terrier or Dachshund love to dig in the dirt? Maybe he squirms his way into animal tunnels and comes out with a surprise in his mouth. What is he thinking? Well, there's a reason Dachshunds and small terriers are classified as earthdogs. Rather than trying to stop this “bad” behavior, channel the go-to-ground […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/earthdog-101-tap-into-your-small-terriers-or-dachshunds-heritage/ | April 9, 2019
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Expert Advice: Fun Facts The Terrier Group: Planet Earthdog
Among the marvels of human ingenuity is the way various breeds of dog were developed, mentally and physically, to tackle specific jobs. Consider the farmer’s eternal war against rodents and other burrowing mammals that devastate grain stores, raid henhouses, tear up fields, dig away riverbanks, and carry disease. As their number-one weapon in subterranean warfare, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/the-terrier-group-planet-earthdog/ | January 28, 2019

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