The Cairn Terrier
Originating on the beautiful Isle Of Skye this beautiful beast was bred to help farmers rid their farms of rats and mice. They were after a dog which was courageous, intelligent, and tenacious, and with a build perfect for chasing down vermin. Say hello then to the Cairn Terrier.
If you’re wondering where you have seen this happy chappy before, I’ll help you out; Toto from the Wizard of Oz was a female Cairn called Terry!
Independent, alert, and full of energy, the Cairn makes for a wonderful family dog. Being a terrier, their instinct is to chase and dig which they can be trained out of, with a bit of time and effort.
They love attention so will not enjoy being left alone, and if Toto is anything to go by, just like their predecessors they continue to be courageous and brave, even standing up to cowardly lions!
The Egyptian Mau
This beautiful beast with it’s spotted coat is very special indeed. Originating in Eygpt (Mau is actually the Egyptian name for cat, but you probably knew that…) and is likely descended from the African wild cat.
Timid, affectionate and very very agile. The Mau loves to jump, and when I say jump I mean JUMP.
Having been clocked at speeds of 30 miles per hour, it’s not surprising they have become quite the feline athlete.
With hind legs longer than their front legs, the Mau has a characteristic tippy-toe stance, making them feel at home on any ‘cat’ walk!
When it comes to the Mau you cannot fail to notice their striking green eyes, and the ‘M’ pattern on their forehead is known as the ‘mark of the scarab’.
We really do love this beautiful beast.