Living with a Pugairn
Personality: The Pugairn has a great personality. They are very playful and sweet dog.
Temperament: The Pugairn has an excellent temperament and does great with dogs and people.
Family Dog: Pugarisn would certainly be a good addition to any family. They do well with young children and cats.
Shedding: Pugairns do shed but not horribly, proper brushing and grooming will help a lot.
Grooming: The Pugairn has thick terrier fur. Hand stripping or just de-shedding as opposed to clipping is probably best for their coat. Their coat needs to be groomed and brush frequently to keep it easy to manage.
Training: Pugairns are typically easy to train and learn new commands very quickly. This includes potty training which they generally pick up very quickly. Keep in mind traiing still takes some constant work and patience just like any other dog.
Behavior: Pugairns are typically very mellow and calm dogs. Even as a young puppy they are not overly hyper. They generally learn very quickly but like any other puppy have their moments of getting into things and chewing things they are not supposed to.
Barking: Pugairns really don't bark a lot. They may have the terrier side causing them to bark at the door if there is a visitor or if somebody is approaching from far away; otherwise they are pretty quiet dogs.
Weather: The Pugairn can withstand a lot more heat and cold than a Pug because of their Terrier toughness. They do need to be watched on hydration like a Pug. As long as they have drinking water they do just fine in any weather condition. It is not recommended to keep them outside all day. They still need to be house dogs.
Exercise: The Pugairn doesn't require a real long walk, 20-30 minutes a day is usually good. They can be very athletic at times.
Physical Ability: The Pugairn could make a great agility dog.
Living Conditions: The Pugairn does great in apartment life. They also love to run around in a yard so either will work for them.
Appearance: The fur of the Pugairn is like a Cairn but a little coarser. They are very cute and sweet little dogs who tend to get lots of attention when out.
Size: The Pugairn is around 14 pounds at 10 months old.
Eyes: The Pugairn has big round Pug eyes.
Ears: The Pugairn has the Pug ears with a few strands on long hair on them from the Cairn Terrier side.
Teeth/Bite: The Pugairn has very good teeth with a slight under bite.
Body: The Pugairn is tough like a terrier and kind of stocky like a Pug especially in the front. They have a long body with short legs, a little shorter snout than a Cairn Terrier but not as flat as a Pug's. They have the Pug ears and the Cairn tail.
Tail: The Pugairn can have the Cairn type tail, but longer like a Pug's withoug the curl.
Color: The Pugaris is fawn colored with a black snout and black ears.
Coat: The Pugaris has a great coat that is fairly easy to manage but it takes a lot of brushing.
Characteristics: The Pugaris is playful like a Pug and has the heart of a Terrier. They love to play with people and other dogs but at the same time they are ready to take on the world. They are very sweet dogs.
Allergies: The Pugairn may have frequent allergic reactions in their ears. Care should be taken to watch them and make sure they are kept clean.
Skin Health: The Pugairn may have slightly dry skin from the Pug side.
Eye Health: The Pugairn, like the Pug, is prone to cherry eye on occasion.
Ear Health: The Pugairn may have trouble with build up in their ears and allergy problems as well.
Dental Health: The Pugairn typically has great teeth provided they are brushed and taken care of properly.
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