Cairn Terrier Dogs
Evidence suggests that the Cairn Terrier founded by Captain Martin MacLeod of Drynock, Isle of Skye (Scotland) in the early 1800’s. Captain MacLeod was an avid sportsman and found the Cairn Terrier to be a great companion. Forty years later MacLeod moved to Canada and brought his terriers with him.
Cairn Terrier Health Overview
As with any small breed dog, Cairn Terriers are susceptible to several hereditary disorders and other potential health issues. They are a generally healthy breed with an average lifespan of about 12 to 17 years. Here is a list of potential health issues to keep an eye on as the proud parent of a Cairn Terrier Dog.
- Patellar Luxation – $1,500 to $3,000
- Cataracts – $2,000 to $3,000
- Glaucoma – $2,000 to $3,000
- PRA – $2,000 to $3,000
- Heart Disease – $5,000 to $20,000
- Hypothyroidism – $10 to $30 per month
- Legg-Perthes – $2,000 to $4,000
- Von Willebrand Disease – $500 to $1,000
- Liver Shunt – $2,000 to $5,000
- Cancer – $5,000 to $20,000
- Hip Dysplasia – $4,000 to $6,000
- Broken Bones – $200 to $5,000
- Torn Ligaments – $3,000 to $6,000
- Foreign Body – $500 to $5,000
Pet Insurance for Cairn Terriers
The good news is that pet insurance covers all of the potential health issues your Cairn Terrier may encounter during his or her life. The key is to enroll in a plan while your pet is young and healthy because pet insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions.