|Barked: Thu Apr 16, '09 12:00pm PST |
|I have always read that the males are more affectionate. My 3 year old Cairn is extremely affectionate and cuddly. Our obedience trainer told me, "Don't expect this one to be a lap dog" and my husband and I laugh about that comment all the time because Gus would rather sit on my lap, shoulder, or cuddle next to me than be anywhere else.
As to being with larger dogs, our Cairn gets along just fine with our cattle dog/greyhound mix. But we brought him home as a puppy, and she was very "maternal" with him. I have found that he does okay with larger dogs as long as they don't try to stand over him or straddle him, as some dogs like to. Then, he gets very angry and I am concerned he might start a fight. He has never bitten animal or person, hasn't even growled, though, so I think he would just make noise.
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