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Breed Standards for the Cairn terrier

General Appearance and Coat- Its weather-resistant coat consists of a soft, close undercoat and a profuse, harsh outer coat

Head and Neck- Eyes sunken, with shaggy eyebrows, skull broad, well-defined stop, ears are small, pointed, erect, set wide

Hind Quarters- Level back of medium length, tail carried gaily but not curled over back

Special Characteristics- Any color but white; dark ears, muzzle, tail tip desired

Temperament- It is plucky, spirited, bold, inquisitive, hardy, slever, stubborn and scrappy.

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