Brave Heart

From the Scottish Isles to the Emerald City, the Cairn Terrier is courageous and resourceful.

Dorothy couldn’t have picked a better companion for her odyssey through Oz in the classic film “The Wizard of Oz.”

Facing a tin man, a scarecrow, and even a lion walking on two feet, Toto remained unfazed. You could even say he had the qualities his traveling companions sought to achieve. If it’s courage, intelligence, and heart you’re after, look no further than the Cairn Terrier. Oh, and did we mention how cute they are?

“I grew up with big dogs, and I wanted that same big-dog personality in a smaller package,” says Nanette C. of Florida, board member of the Central Florida Cairn Terrier Club, and longtime Cairn owner and breeder. “Now I have a bold, brave dog that I can tuck under my arm.”

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