John McKay

John McKay

Posted on 09/04/2014


Photo taken on August 27, 2014


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scottish highlands
cairn terrier
working terrier


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DIGGER

DIGGER
This is Digger, my 14 month young Cairn Terrier. This breed is a hardy working terrier originally from the Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands. The dogs were used by crofters, shepherds, and foxhunters for pest control - foxes, rats, and rabbits were their early quarry, but with the advent in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries of sporting pursuits, the dogs were much favoured for use against badgers and otters. Their “gameness” - the ability to ignore pain and continue to fight on - became legendary, and even at the beginning of the 20th century there were packs of Cairns that could not be handled by anyone other than their keeper! Dogs varied enormously in size, shape and colour depending on the terrain they worked, and the quarry they were used against. Digger is a very spirited, mischievous young laddie, a great pal and eager to go out for a walk on a rainy day, or any day for that matter. No raincoats for this laddie!

Danielle, vero, Thérèse, autofantasia and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo


13 comments - The latest ones
Biscotte.....Impertinente !
Biscotte.....Imperti…
un amour de sourire de chien !
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very good portrait image of your pet dog John.
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great dog portrait.
3 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
You are very much loved.
3 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
Thanks for the comments.
3 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
Digger is looking great! Wonderful to see him again :-)
3 years ago.
Василий Касимовский
Василий Касимовский
Cute, but what he wanted to say?
3 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Aww, so cute..............a super portrait John. Love the catch lights in his eyes and those perfect teeth!!
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Very cute !!
3 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Looks very cute and lively John ... lovely shot! :)
3 years ago.
La Luna
La Luna
He's lovely - a good mate and helper, I'm sure
3 years ago.
vero
vero
je craque, il est adorable, d'une telle douceur, et dans ces yeux plein d'amour,amts Véro
2 years ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Beau….
15 months ago.