The Cairn Terrier breed can suffer from:
- Patellar luxation
- Legg-Perthes disease
- Portosystemic shunts, which is a condition where the blood does not pass through the liver normally, which leads to toxin build-up.
- Atopy where the skin reacts to allergens in the environment and becomes sore and itchy.
- Von Willebrand's disease¹ which is where a dog produces insufficient or faulty clotting factors which can result in uncontrolled bleeding.
Priority Kennel Club health schemes and testing:
- None but there are several recommended schemes that the Kennel Club recommends which can be found here.
¹J. Donner, 'Frequency and distribution of 152 genetic disease variants in over 100,000 mixed breed and purebred dogs', 2018, PLOS Genetics