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Vetstreet: Short on Leg, Long on Love: Dwarf Dog Breeds

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Cairn Terrier

Before Toto's role in "The Wizard of Oz" catapulted the breed to fame, the Cairn was mostly known as a plucky vermin controller. He was initially used to bolt otters from stone cairns (piles of stone that served as landmarks). The motto of the British breed club sums them up as "The best little pal in the world."

(Karin Newstrom, Animal Photography,

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