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Scottish Terrier

Overview of Scottish Terrier



Scottish Terrier dog breed is Pure breed Medium in size. Fur of Scottish Terrier is hard and wiry . Basic origin of Scottish Terrier is Scotland. Scottish Terrier is Good With Children and Easiest to train, Scottish Terrier is commonly Playful, Feisty, Alert, Self-assured, Quick, Independent. Scottish Terriers also called Scotties are territorial, alert, quick moving and feisty, perhaps even more so than other terrier breeds. The breed is known to be independent and self-assured, playful, intelligent. TScotties, while being described as very loving, have also been described as stubborn. They are sometimes described as an aloof breed, although it has been noted that they tend to be very loyal to their family and are known to attach themselves to one or two people.It has been suggested that the Scottish Terrier can make a good watchdog due to its tendency to bark only when necessary and because it is typically reserved with strangers, although this is not always the case. They have been described as a fearless breed that may be aggressive around other dogs unless introduced at an early age.Scottish Terriers were originally bred to hunt and fight badgers. Therefore, the Scottie is prone to dig as well as chase small vermin, such as squirrels, rats, and mice.
Scottish Terrier is available in Black, Brindle, Wheaten colors. Colors.

Height and weight of Scottish Terrier

Adult Male of Scottish Terrier is about 8.5–10 kg (19–22 lb) and adult female of Scottish Terrier is about 8–9.5 kg (18–21 lb) in Weight.
Height of Scottish Terrier is commonly 25 cm (9.8 in).

Common Health Issues of Scottish Terrier


Scottish Terrier has tendency to suffer from von Willebrand disease and craniomandibular osteopathy.  

Appearance of Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier is a small, compact, short-legged, sturdily-built terrier of good bone and substance. They have a hard, wiry, weather-resistant coat and a thick-set, cobby body which is hung between short, heavy legs. These characteristics, joined with his very special keen, piercing, varminty expression, and his erect ears and tail are salient features of the breed. The Scottish Terrier's bold, confident, dignified aspect exemplifies power in a small package. The eyes should be small, bright and piercing, and almond-shaped not round. The color should be dark brown or nearly black, the darker the better. The ears should be small, prick, set well up on the skull and pointed, but never cut. They should be covered with short velvety hair.

Working Class of Scottish Terrier

Basically Scottish Terrier is Watch dog but is also used as Companion dog.

Training of Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Scottish Terrier.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Scottish Terrier should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Scottish Terrier

Daily exercise for your Scottish Terrier is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Scottish Terrier is recommended Fetching,Tuging,Running,Walking,Swimming regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Scottish Terrier with children and other pets

Good with children but need early socialization training to get familiar with other animals.

Special instructions related to your Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terriers were originally bred to hunt and fight badgers. Therefore, the Scottie is prone to dig as well as chase small vermin, such as squirrels, rats, and mice.

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