Caring for Your Cairn
Maintaining the Cairn’s shaggy appearance is not difficult. An hour or so of grooming each week will keep their coat in good condition. For additional information on grooming, see Grooming tab under Breed Standard.
Shedding is minimal if the dog is thoroughly brushed and combed weekly, and infrequently bathed. Preparation for the show ring is comparatively simple compared to other long haired breeds.
It is important to keep a Cairn free of fleas, as many Cairns are allergic to flea bites.
Cairn Terrier Club of Southern California