Breed: Scottish Terrier
Height: 10 in
Weight: 18-22 lb
Temperament: active, lively, independent. Most affectionate with its family
members. Some may tend to be aloof with strangers. This terrier is a descendant of dogs created in the
Scottish Highlands. They
were first seen in the British Isles around 1870. By 1883, they were seen here
in the U.S. Their coat is bristly, short, harsh and wiry. This broken coat is
resistant to advers e weather. The coat requires regular stripping to remove
dead hairs. They may be clipped; this will be required every two months. They
do tend to shed a minimal amount. Coat color: black, brindle, wheaten. Daily
exercise is required. Training: early socialization and consistent obedience.
They are a sensitive dog, so will require a gentle hand.
The Scottish Terrier is low to the ground with its short
legs and long body. They are compact and sturdy little dogs. Their tail is
medium in length. Their head is long, covered with long hairs above the eyes,
creating eyebrows, and creating the look of mustache and beard upon the chin.
Ears are pointed and held erect. Should live indoors. Great city dog, they
live happily within apartments and homes lacking backyards. Wonderful
companion for the elderly or singles. How they are with kids depends upon the
individual dog. They are good with older, gentle children and do best if
raised with kids from puppyhood. Alert watchdog. Good with pets, fairly
aggressive toward strange dogs. Recommended that the Scottie be raised along
with pets from puppyhood.
Some possible health concerns: von Willebrand's disease, epilepsy,
hypothyroidism, cushings syndrome, Scottie cramp, craniomandibular osteopathy