Cairnoodle Overview

This dog breed is also known as the Cairn-Poo. The Cairnoodle is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Poodle. They are often referred to as designer dogs, but are not as popular as many of the other crossbreeds.

Cairnoodle Characteristics

This dog breed is brawny, strong, and compact. The Cairnoodles have a tough and hardy appearance, a broad head and big, dark eyes. This is an agile, lively and highly spirited breed.

Cairnoodle Temperament

Sociable, loving and devoted, the breed combines the boldness of a Terrier with the sensitivity of a Poodle. This breed needs an above average amount of attention. The breed does not like to be ignored or left alone for extended periods. They tend to become destructive if bored or lonely. The dog gets along well with children, other dogs and non-canine pets, especially those they were raised with. This dog breed is alert and cautious of strangers. The Cairnoodle will bark to announce visitors and at abnormal sounds.

Cairnoodle Care

The coat of the breed requires brushing several times a week to prevent matting and tangling. This breed also requires a regular bath using a mild shampoo. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. The dog is susceptible to PRA, luxating patella, heart problems, portal shunt and CMO.

Cairnoodle Coat

The coat of this breed may be very curly or a little wavy. This breed’s coat is typically wispy and short all over the body with more profuse hair on the face.

Cairnoodle Training

This dog breed is independent, but eager and keen to please. The dog can be challenging to house train and the crate training method is recommended. The breed is adept at learning tricks. This breed does not respond well to harsh or forceful training methods. Training should be performed with firmness, fairness, patience, reward and consistency.

Cairnoodle Activity

This dog breed adapts well to city and apartment living, provided they receive sufficient exercise and mental stimulation. The Cairnoodles like variety and can be kept occupied indoors with a selection of safe toys. This breed thrives on family interaction. The dog loves to perform tricks and enjoys a daily walk.