|Barked: Tue Dec 9, '08 6:26am PST |
|My Cairn female is 4 yrs. old. She would much rather sit with her daddy than her mommy. If daddy isn't home, she'll sit on the couch with me, but she won't allow me to cuddle with her. She'd rather lay on my legs or on top of the couch so she can look out the window and find small animals to bark at.
I also have a 1 yr. old Cairn/Chihuahua mix. She is horribly affectionate. She is only interested in using us for our body heat, I'm convinced, but she does love to snuggle. I suspect that's the Chihuahua in her though.
We had a 15 yr. old Male Cairn pass away last year. He was bar none the most affectionate animal I have ever seen. If he could snuggle inside of my body, he would have!
I hope that helps you with your question.
These dogs, no matter how affectionate or not, are great dogs. I'd own 40 Cairns if I could. They are smart, strong-willed and a ton of fun. With kids, they are a bit leery, but they have never nipped at or hurt a child. Sofia (the purebred) will usually leave the room and hide until children have vacated the premesis. She doesn't like loud noise either. I also suspect that might be because they don't see kids a whole lot. My Cairn/Chihuahua mix LOVES kids. She's a big kisser and will make sure that no face remain unclean! Again, I'm not sure if that's the Chihuahua in her or not.
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