Scottish Terrier

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Scottish Terrier Personality traits and Temperament

Scottie’s are very regal dogs that are known for their extreme devotion to their owners. They are known to be sensitive to the owner’s moods. They love spending time with their owners and enjoy nothing more than the attention showered on them by the owners. They need moderate exercise and enjoy playing in the yard. They are very independent dogs and can be very stubborn at times.

They are good ratters and will chase any vermin around the house. Unlike other terriers they are not yappers and are very quiet dogs unless the situation demands otherwise. They are good apartment dogs, provided their moderate exercise requirements are met.

These dogs are not good for families with small children. They do not take to rough handling kindly and are put off by loud noises that the children make. They can also be jealous of the attention the children get from their owners. They can be quite territorial and aggressive to other dogs. They do not fare well with cats also

They are not very social dogs and do not enjoy the presence of strangers. They make good watchdogs for this reason.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

These are high maintenance breeds and needs a lot of work to maintain their appearance. They need to be groomed daily with a stiff brush. The beard must be trimmed to give them their distinctive appearance. Their skin can dry out fast so frequent bathing must be avoided. Stripping must be done at least once a year.
Brush your Scottie’s teeth at least two or three times a week to remove tartar buildup.
Trimming of nails should be done at least once a month.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $700 – $900

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-15 YEARS

Weight: 18-22 pounds

Height: 10 inches

Colors: Brindle, Black, Wheaten

How to Train this dog

The Scottie has an independent mind, but with the right motivation he learns well. Train him with loving firmness and positive reinforcement in the form of praise and treats and you will earn his confidence and respect. Harsh punishments will definitely backfire with this strong minded dog. Socialization is important with this breed to counter their somewhat suspicious nature. Can be trained for agility

Health Issues and Food

Diet: A high quality dry food or a raw diet is suitable for these dogs. Avoid processed foods if possible. Do not over indulge them with treats

Allergies: They can suffer from food allergies especially if kept on low quality dog food having fillers like corn. They can also be allergic to certain shampoos

Health problems: When dogs are stressed or overworked, they suffer from a condition known as the Scottie cramp. Other conditions that affect the breed are Von Willebrand’s disease, patellar luxation and craniomandibular osteopathy.

Mixed breeds

Scoodle is a cross between the Scottish Terrier and the Poodle. Scoodles are energetic dogs. They do not need much exercise but enjoys going out on trips and loves to be with their owners all the time.

Scoland Terrier these are Scottish Terrier & West Highland White Terrier Hybrid Dogs. These dogs are affectionate and friendly to other dogs yet may be quite aggressive.

Scotti Apso is a cross between the Scottish Terrier and the Lhasa Apso. The Scotti Apsos are neither energetic, nor playful dogs. They are rather laze around most of the time.

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Scottish Terrier as Avery or Jackson if he is a male and Bubba or Blossom if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

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Pictures and Videos

Scottish Terrier puppy

Photo Credits: Mider, Daniel Petry