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Q: Breed of dog in Degrassi Jnr High ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Breed of dog in Degrassi Jnr High
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: dsaffan-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 17 Aug 2005 21:30 PDT
Expires: 16 Sep 2005 21:30 PDT
Question ID: 557086
Hey - I would like to know the breed of dog that featured in an
episode of Degrassi Junior High. The episode was aired on 02/29/1988
and was titled ''Dog Days''. In the episode Arthur finds a puppy he
names Phil. Pretty sure it is a type of terrier - and is a sort of
dirty grey color.

Any help would be appreciated

Request for Question Clarification by knowledge_seeker-ga on 20 Aug 2005 09:07 PDT
Does it look like this?


Clarification of Question by dsaffan-ga on 20 Aug 2005 17:44 PDT
hey guys

the pic posted by knowledge seeker is definitly the breed, or very
close to it. Obviously phil may be a cross breed (something i didnt
consider). I have the episode on DVD and it is certainly not a german

So what's the breed? Is it a cairn terrier? I looked them up and it
seemed very similar to phil - but i think the reason phil is extra
cute because he is a puppy. I am not much of a dog fan  - but seeing
phil in the show made me realise there may in fact be a dog breed i
would like to have as a pet for my son.

Thanks for everyones interest.
Subject: Re: Breed of dog in Degrassi Jnr High
Answered By: knowledge_seeker-ga on 20 Aug 2005 19:01 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi dsaffan, 

Yes indeed, the picture I posted is a Cairn terrier. And yes, they are
cute as can be,  especially as puppies.

Cairn terriers make great pets if you enjoy an energetic, independent
dog that needs lots of busy interaction, but doesn?t favor lap
sitting. These little guys (and gals) know what they want and go after
it with vigor. As an owner you have to be on your toes to keep them
out of trouble. They?re smart and eager to learn. Great for teaching
tricks to. But, if they get bored, look out!

These are not the kinds of dogs you can leave all day cooped up in an
apartment while everyone goes off to work. Their large teeth (as
compared to many miniature breeds which have tiny teeth), large feet,
and extra-strong nails (for digging) will make short work of your
carpet, kitchen floor, or front door.  If you do have to leave the dog
for several hours at a time, crate training is strongly recommended.

They also aren?t the kind of dog you can leave out in the backyard all
day. Besides the risk of them digging out of the yard or getting hurt
by larger dogs, their social development will suffer if they don?t
spend time with their human family. They are truly people-pets!

Cairn terriers have a natural affinity for children (probably because
they share the same energetic exuberance!).  If your son is old
enough, he will certainly be able to help burn some of your Cairn?s
extra energy by taking it for walks and playing with him in a fenced
yard. I stress the word ?fenced.? Cairns naturally chase small animals
(it?s what they were bred for) so squirrels, cats, and other small
critters make an irresistible target. No matter how well-trained the
dog, it can?t help but bolt after anything it sees.

Final word of caution ? if you do decide to get a Cairn, do not buy it
from a pet store. Find a reputable breeder near you or a Cairn rescue
organization. (See below)

Here?s some more information about Cairn Terriers that will help you
decide whether or not it is the breed for you and your family.





Thanks for your question. I?m glad we were able to find the dog you
were looking for.


Search terms:

Cairn Terrier
dsaffan-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thanks heaps

Subject: Re: Breed of dog in Degrassi Jnr High
From: politicalguru-ga on 20 Aug 2005 07:55 PDT
I haven't found an answer for you, so this is a comment. I did find a picture: 
Dog Days Picture (from the site Degrassi Jr. High): 

It doesn't look like a terrier to me, though of course you could be
right. It looks more like a German Shepherd. Of course, it is quite
possible that it is a mixed-breed dog.
Subject: Re: Breed of dog in Degrassi Jnr High
From: pinkfreud-ga on 20 Aug 2005 11:37 PDT
In the photo posted by politicalguru, I think the pup resembles a
Norwegian Elkhound:
Subject: Re: Breed of dog in Degrassi Jnr High
From: justaskscott-ga on 20 Aug 2005 17:53 PDT
If knowledge_seeker does not post the answer, I will be able to do so,
based on the photo link she provided.  But I presume that
knowledge_seeker will indeed post the answer; so I will wait.

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