Scottish Terrier Dog Breed Information


Scottish Terrier Quick Facts
Scottish Terrier
Breed Group: Terrier
Origen: Scotland
Nickname: Scottie
Weight: 18-22 lbs
Height: 10 inches
Color(s): Black, wheaten, or brindle of any color


Scottish Terrier Appearance

The Scottish Terrier is a short legged, compact dog with a muscular body. He is a powerful dog for his size. Their eyes are small, bright and almond-shaped. He had fairly large prick ears. The muzzle is about the same length as the skull with a small stop, tapering slightly to the nose.

The Scottish Terrier has a harsh, wiry and weatherproof coat. The coat has a distinctive profile with longer hair on the beard, eyebrows, legs and lower part of the body. The most common colors are Black, wheaten, or brindle of any color. The weight of the Scottish Terrier is around 18-22 pounds; and the height is around 10 inches.

Scottish Terrier Temperament

The Scottish Terrier is charming and full of character. They are independent and adventurous. Their natural inclination is to get on well with other pets and animals, but some may be aggressive around other dogs unless introduced at an early age.

They are usually not recommended for homes with younger children He is reserved but friendly with strangers, and devoted to its family. They are Territorial and may be inclined to be stubborn. Some like to dig.

Is Scottish Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

This dog is moderately active indoors and will do okay without a yard but is far better suited as a house dog with access to a yard. They need a daily walk and some excitement or exercise. He can become destructive if not given enough mental and physical stimulation. They make a very good watchdog due to its tendency to bark and because it is typically reserved with strangers.

Scottish Terrier Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Scottish Terrier is around 11-13 years.

Scottish Terrier Health problems

There is a number of health problems associated with this breed. The major concerns are CMO (Craniomandibular Osteopathy) and vWD (von Willebrand disease). The Scottish Terrier is also prone to Scotty cramp, patellar luxation, bleeding disorders, cataracts and glaucoma.

Scottish Terrier Care and Grooming

The Scottish Terrier wire coat needs combing two to three times a week. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Scottish Terriers require clipping and trimming every few months, to keep their coat short and free of mats.

Scottish Terrier Shedding

The Scottish Terrier sheds little to no hair, and therefore may be well suited to allergy sufferers.