Last night on the College Jeopardy Tournament, one of the answers/questions was this:
I have noticed that it’s harder to find things with Cairns because it isn’t considered a popular breed anymore and I cannot understand why! I mean I won’t lie- I had NO idea what they were called until the day we bought Maddux but still! I do now and I love them! No, I adore him. (it’s actually quite sad… ;)
They aren’t “pretty” or “cute” by today’s standards. I mean they are being compared to Chihuahuas, Yorkies, Dachshunds, and Westies - they don’t have a shot. They are manly small dogs. They are scruffy and wiry. (AND for the record, Westies were bred from Cairns – some guy shot his Cairn because he thought it was a fox so he started to bred Cairns to be white… sad, but true)
My Maddi though- oh boy – he has my heart.
He is annoying, bossy, stubborn, irritating, messy, crazy, and conceded (yes. I said conceded. My dog totally is). He doesn’t sit still for very long, always wants to play, and constantly makes a mess of his dinner. He doesn’t snuggle and isn’t much of a lap dog. He has anxiety when around too many other dogs and doesn’t “kiss” me.
But I love that dog more than just about anything (I mean let’s be real, there are some days where I love him more than Vincent… not really but you can understand how much I love this pup). He doesn’t need a leash to go outside, he take care of *ahem* his business quickly, and is loyal to a fault. He listens when I tell him no and stop. He gets along great with other dogs, always back-ups his big brother Rocky, and is about the friendliest dog you’ll ever meet. He is super smart and silly (he will chase his tail and when he catches it he doesn't always let go right away and will try to walk. It's so funny). He makes me smile at least once every hour and he is a momma’s boy. I adore my Cairn and I think the world needs to know that!
I will own another Cairn, I truly believe that. They are awesome little dogs. They are spunky and can handle their own. They are cute but manly enough to not be all fruffy (I don’t think that’s a word but I don't care…). Luckily the breed is known to have little health issues, doesn't shed a whole lot, and tend to live 14+ years (yay!).
NOW you get to have PICTURES! There aren’t a whole lot of photos of Cairns on the internet so I figure Maddi’s pretty little face could be one! :) Enjoy!