At What Age are Cairns Full Grown?
Posted 10 August 2007 - 01:23 PM
I wouldn't mind because it makes her extremely portable which is good considering she has a typical Cairn-who-thinks-she's-a-big-dog attitude and I can puck her up quite easily. I found that is a good way of settling any question as to who's the boss.
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:14 PM
Remy is probably going to be on the small size (at least in comparison to my others)
Posted 13 August 2007 - 11:26 AM
When did your Carin mature on an emotional level?
That is to say: Calm down, act a bit more responsibly, quiet down a bit...
Yes, I know the breed is a bit of a "child" and "forever playfull," but haven't you noticed that your dog is a bit more mature and full grown? So, when did that happen, as best as you can recall?
Perhaps this discussion will help future puppy owners in anticipating future relief.
My four year old showed signs of being a responsible adult at ± three years and now is quite good (knock on wood) most of the time (believe me I still do not trust her 100% of the time but...) still
Posted 24 August 2007 - 11:42 AM
Posted 24 August 2007 - 02:57 PM
Oh, his size hasn't really changed since just before 2 yrs. old.
Edited by kjwarnold, 24 August 2007 - 02:58 PM.
Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:04 PM
Posted 24 August 2007 - 08:21 PM
the question of emotional maturity is interesting. my dog changed a great deal between the ages of three and five. at about one year he started being able to sit and listen to what was going on. by two he had pretty much adjusted his schedule to mine, sleeping through the night, napping while i was working and so on. at three he seemed to be able to bond in a serious way, and had clearly become more confident in reading my moods and messages. he became a real solid friend and not just a playful, mischievous puppy.
Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:11 AM
Mia was definitely full grown at a year, maybe even before. She is probably about the standard height for a cairn, but at 15 pounds, she is a bit heavy.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:28 AM
The ideal size and weight in the Cairn Terrier Standard describe "mature dogs at two years of age". Bitches come into their first season before they are fully mature - nine months is pretty normal.
lol really? Fonzy is not even 2 yet! I Wonder if his 25lb's will increase!! haha
Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:42 AM
As for maturity levels, he really seemed to mellow out between 2-3 years old. He will be 4 in June & I can happily say that the past couple of year have been much more cuddly then the first couple. Although he can still get his energy on when needed!
Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:56 AM
As far as actions she has always been on a good sleeping schedule, even at nine weeks. I have always been envious of her bladder control at night. LOL With actions I can leave the gate to the porch open and tell her to stay and she will, even if I am walking around in the yard, but If she runs out the door on her own and the kids have the gate open the chase is on. Nothing will bring her back unless you catch her. Barking wise sometimes she minds sometimes she don't, even when she minds though she whisper barks and grumbles which I I find so cute and can't help it, so much like my children she has to have the last word. She also loves to lay beside us on the couch, or curl up on our lap. She seems pretty grown up for a one year old.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:36 PM
Lynn I had to smile. Angus 7 months next week has never seen a spring so every time he sees something moving in the yard, robin, rabbit etc he gives the warning bark like he does when someone comes to the door. When I tell him it's OK and he can quit barking he does sort of stop but there's a residue of tiny gruff sounds for a little while. It is very amusing
Edited by Hillscreek, 05 April 2012 - 03:37 PM.