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Is Lola a Bushland Terrier aka Cairn Scottie mix?

A reader writes:

I just came across your post about Lorna Doone the Bushland Terrier. I already sent pictures to her owner, but you said you’d like to see them too, so here goes…
I have just recently realized that my dog Lola is almost certainly a Bushland. She’d been picked up as a stray before I adopted her from a shelter at about 3 years of age, so any clues as to her parentage were long gone. I wavered between Scottie mix and Cairn mix until I came across some poor-quality pictures of Bushlands on dogbreedinfo and realized, Duh! She could be both! The much better pictures of Lorna only serve to confirm my suspicions–the only major difference between them that I can see is that Lorna’s legs look a bit shorter than Lola’s in the picture where she’s pawing at the fish tank. The big round eyes are exactly the same, though I must say I think Lola got more of the Scottie ears!

Thanks for letting me share–as you can see, I’m a bit gaga over her.

The Scottish Terrier and Dog News agrees that Lola looks like she’s a good part Scottie, but we think she’s too leggy to be only Scottie and Cairn. Also, we’re not entirely sure about those eyes, which don’t look totally terrierish to us.

What does everyone else think?

Seeking information on Bushland Terriers

We have to admit that when we first heard the term Bushland Terrier, we thought of some kind of scrawny Jack Russel type dog from the African veldt, but, no, it turns out that a Bushland Terrier is a cross between a Scottish Terrier and a Cairn, so named because it is said to have originated in Australia.

One of our readers wrote that as the proud owner of a new Bushland puppy, she’s looking for photos of an adult dog.

You can see the puppy at Saralyn’s blog. We’d love to see adult Bushland Terrier photos too, so if you have them, please let us know.

You can read about other Scottish Terrier mixes by clicking on the designer dog label below.