Linda johns island, South Carolina 2/21/2013 5:47:51 PM I have owned dachounds, mastiffs, german shepards, and Westies over the last 60 years, but now I have three cairns,2 boys I got as puppies and a female that I adopted as a 9 year old. They are great fun, keep me laughing and keep all the vermin off the 3 acres we live on. The female even keeps the vultures from flying over head. The boys are 3 now and entertain us all day long. All three are very smart, love all visitors and play great with my grandson. They travel well too in our RV and help us meet lots of travelers at campgrounds. One is brindle colored , one is a wheaten color, and one is red color and they are all as different as their colors, but all have qualities that make them endearing. They are highly intelligent and howl like coyotes to get back in the door. Coyote howling is their doorbell sound. Gotta love them.