Dog Experts: Cute, neutered, and dumped. Cairn Terrier or a mix?

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  1. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was off picking up Sammy (he has a great home now) when the property owner, fixing his car, asks "Hey, want a dog?"

    I was half sprinting to get a halter and lead, catch the horse, then get him out to his new home before it got hot enough to boil an egg said "What kind?"

    To which he replied, "I think it's a Yorkshire Terrier". I saw the little dude, gave him a pat (very friendly), asked as quickly as possible how it (didn't know the gender!) ended up here, found out it was dumped, and said I'd look for a home.

    Since I didn't get time to really LOOK at the dog, I just figured it was a Yorkie, posted an ad on Craigslist stating that a sweet lil' dog was seeking a forever home to be pampered.


    Fast forward to Sunday, and my new horse arrives. I talk with the people and since their about as animal nerdy as me, said they'd either keep him themselves, or see if one of their friends would like him. Unfortunately...the dog was gone!

    Then today, Monday, the Property Owner Jeff, calls and says the pooch is back and that he's currently penned in the living room. I said I'd pick him up and just keep it at my place, since I'll be heading out of town to the other peoples place this weekend anyways. I head out, give my friend the riding lesson she's been dying for, put the pooch in a cage on the truck (it's dark by now), look for my new black horse IN the dark (dad freaking out). Find horse, go home, unload doggy.


    Well...he sure isn't a Yorkie! [​IMG]
    The closest thing I can find is a 'Cairn Terrier'. He's awfully cute and neutered to boot. He got a bath as soon as we got in the home and now he needs to be brushed out. His face is covered in those evil little cockleburrs. He's getting Frontline and wormer tomorrow, at least he smells nice now [​IMG]



    Any idea guys?
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  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. Could very well be a Cairn.
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG that is the ruddel (thats our made up breed name for her)! We have a mutt, Kopper, that looks just like that! She is 1/2 rat terrier and 1/2 toy black poodle. I know odd mix but that is what she looks like. We keep her cut in a Schnauzer cut. She is so cute.
     
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Why do you think it is not a Yorkie?
     
  5. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I would love to give it a home.
     
  6. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cairns are going to have a very coarse outer coat. If the dog has soft hair it is not a Cairn.
     
  7. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Yorkies can be as big as 18lbs. (His name was Moose) and have a wire terrier coat. Both of those things are considered major faults in a Yorkie, but then there are people like me that don't care that much if they are perfect or not.
     
  8. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. brownlikewoah

    brownlikewoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is a cairn terrier, I'm 100% sure. No, it is not a yorkie, the coloring, size, and coat texture is not right. Yes, cairn are supposed to have wirey hair but a lot of them are poorly bred and get soft coats anyway from being clipped.
     
  10. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    How big is the dog, and what does it weight?
     

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