Thinking about purchasing an Scottish Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Scottish Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Scottish Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Scottish Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Scottish Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Scottish Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Scottish Terrier Profile
Known as the "Scottie", the Scottish Terrier has a compact, strong body; short legs, pricked ears and naturally erect tail. Their face should wear a keen, sharp and active expression. President Roosevelt had a Scottie named Fala in the White House. They tend to be a one or two person dog and do their best as pampered pets. While a little stubborn, they still make loyal pets if given the chance to survey the scene before committing themselves. Scottish Terriers are very good watchdogs, but need to be kept secured as they have a tendency to wander. They can be snappy and bossy if left untrained, but will be a loyal and faithful pet if trained well. Scotties can be brave and confident, but are often independent. They can also be quick tempered, and do better with older children. They must be properly introduced if they are to be around any other pets. Scottie Dogs closely resemble West Highland White Terriers, Skye Terriers and Dandie Dinmont Terriers, all of whom are cousins. They come in colors of black, wheaten or brindle, but most people remember them as black due to commercial Scotties and the Scottie owned by President Roosevelt. They have prick ears that are set high, very sturdy bodies, and long faces. The Scottish Terrier is a hardy, energetic breed.
Other Names: Aberdeen Terrier, Scottie (Dog)
Height: 10 - 11
wheaten, brindle of any shade, grays or grizzled.
Terriers are active and assertive. They are rather confident and independent,
but can be loyal and faithful if trained properly. They love to play ball and
to chase things, and will hunt down small animals or cats if given the chance.
They are very terrier-like in nature, and love to dig and love to hunt vermin.
Scottish Terriers can be sensitive as well. They have a high tolerance for pain,
and can be aggressive with other dogs and hot tempered.
Watch-dog: Very High. Scotties
are very alert and aware of everything going on.
Scottish Terrier Care and Exercise:
Regular brushing, extra care during molting. Bathe or dry shampoo as necessary.
Professionally trim the Scottish Terriers coat twice a year. They can obtain
their exercise from a reasonably sized fenced-in yard. They should be exercised
regularly, however, because they can become overweight if this is not done.
Regular walks are good for this breed, and they thoroughly enjoy it as well.
Activity: Very High. These
dogs are very energetic, especially outside.
Scottish Terrier Health Issues: Sensitive to fleas, skin problems, craniomandibular osteopathy, elbow dysplasia, intervertebral disc protrusion, Scottie cramp, and von Willebrand's disease.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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