The Cairnoodle is a hybrid, made by crossing the Poodle with a Cairn Terrier. Hence, this is a so-called designer dog. This breed is still not very popular among dog owners.

Height: 10-15 inches  Weight: 15-20 lbs.  Lifespan: 12-16 years


The ideal Cairnoodle is muscular, strong and compact in appearance. He has extensive head and large dark eyes. Cairnoodles are restless and noisy dogs.


The Cairnoodle is friendly, affectionate and faithful. He is bold, like a Terrier and sensitive, like a Poodle. Cairnoodles require special attention, and if neglected, they get bored and can be unmanageable. These dogs get along well with children and other dogs and can also find a common language with smaller pets, provided that they grew up together. Representatives of this breed are great guards, they will warn their owners of suspicious strangers or unusual sounds.

Coat / Care:

The Cairnoodle’s coat is short and thin, wavy or curly. The hair is thicker and longer on the dog’s muzzle than on the rest of the body. You need to clean and brush your pet several times a week in order to prevent the hair from tangling. Also, make sure to regularly bathe the dog by using a mild shampoo. Particular attention should be paid to oral hygiene, because Cairnoodles are predisposed to early teeth loss. Besides, this breed has a tendency to dislocation of the patella, heart disease and retina.


The Cairnoodle can be quite independent, so the training process can be pretty challenging. This breed likes performing various tricks, but every dog should be supported by the success of the sweet reward Cairnoodle trainer should be honest, persistent and fair.


Cairnoodles are suited for living in an apartment or a house. Nevertheless, these dogs require plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Cairnoodles also need a lot of toys, if they are to stay indoors. This dog is designed to communicate with humans and he enjoys playing games with his family. The Cairnoodle enjoys roaming around in well-fenced yard and enjoys walking on a sturdy leash.

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