Cairn Terrier: Weight charts, life expectancy, size, and more

Discover everything about the Cairn Terrier, including weight charts, weight progressions of registered dogs, life expectancy, size, and other useful information.

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Head of the dog breed Cairn Terrier
  • 23 - 30 cm
  • 13 - 18 lbs
  • 12 - 15 years
  • from 13 months
  • 25 - 33 cm
  • 13 - 18 lbs
  • 12 - 15 years
  • from 13 months

Size, development and life expectancy of Cairn Terriers

The Cairn Terrier is one of the smallest dog breeds with a final size of 23 - 33 cm. Already after a maximum of 13 months Cairn Terriers are fully grown and show their final appearance.

With a life expectancy ranging from 12 to 15 years, the Cairn Terrier falls into the upper average compared to other dog breeds. The final weight varies depending on gender, ranging between 13.2 - 17.6 lbs. Fully grown female Cairn Terriers have approximately the same final weight as males.

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Male Weight Curve: Development of the Cairn Terrier from 2 to 13 Months

Male dogs of the Cairn Terrier breed belong to the category of light dogs. After 3 months, they reach a relatively low weight of 6,7 lbs. Within another 3 months, their average weight increases to approximately 11,9 lbs. With a growth period of 7 months, these males ultimately reach a final weight ranging from 13.2 - 17.6 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 5.07 lbs
3 Month 7.50 lbs
4 Month 9.92 lbs
5 Month 11.68 lbs
6 Month 13.45 lbs
7 Month 14.77 lbs
8 Month 15.65 lbs
9 Month 16.09 lbs
10 Month 16.76 lbs
11 Month 17.09 lbs
12 Month 17.31 lbs
13 Month 17.46 lbs
14 Month 17.64 lbs

Female Weight Curve: Development of the Cairn Terrier from 2 to 13 Months

Female dogs of the Cairn Terrier breed are classified as part of the light dog category. By the end of 3 months, they attain a weight that can be considered relatively low, amounting to 6,7 lbs. Over the subsequent 3 months, their average weight rises to approximately 11,9 lbs. As they continue to grow for 7 more months, these females eventually achieve a final weight range spanning from 13.2 - 17.6 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 5.07 lbs
3 Month 7.50 lbs
4 Month 9.92 lbs
5 Month 11.68 lbs
6 Month 13.45 lbs
7 Month 14.77 lbs
8 Month 15.65 lbs
9 Month 16.09 lbs
10 Month 16.76 lbs
11 Month 17.09 lbs
12 Month 17.31 lbs
13 Month 17.46 lbs
14 Month 17.64 lbs
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Cairn Terrier: Frequently asked questions about the dog breed

How much does a Cairn Terrier puppy weigh?

Typically, a Cairn Terrier puppy weighs around 4,6 - 6,7 lbs at 2 months old and continues to gain an additional 4,19 lbs over the next 2 months. By approximately 18 weeks, when the puppy reaches the adolescent stage, a Cairn Terrier puppy weighs about 8,8 - 10,5 lbs.

What is the typical size of a Cairn Terrier?

The size of an Cairn Terrier can vary depending on gender and genetics. Generally, male Cairn Terriers reach a shoulder height of approximately 29 cm, while females have an average shoulder height of around 26.5 cm.

When is the dog breed Cairn Terrier fully grown?

The dog breed Cairn Terrier usually reaches full physical maturity at about 13 to 13 months of age. However, this may vary from individual to individual, as each dog has its own growth rate.

What is the average weight of a fully grown Cairn Terrier?

The weight of a fully grown Cairn Terrier dog can vary depending on factors such as gender and genetics. On average, male dogs of this breed typically weigh between 13.2 - 17.6 lbs. Female dogs, on the other hand, usually have a weight range of 13.2 - 17.6 lbs.

What is the average lifespan of a Cairn Terrier dog?

Cairn Terriers generally have a life expectancy of approximately 12 to 15 years. With proper care, nutrition, and regular veterinary attention, they can lead happy and healthy lives.