You might have seen them in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp. Scottish Terriers are easily recognizable with undeniable kawainess. Despite their dignified seriousness, they are independent, intelligent, and loyal, which makes them excellent watchdogs. Despite their small size, this short-legged wonder has a powerful bark that can shoo away unsuspecting burglars.
Scottie is known for their aloofness, but he decides to befriend you, it will be for life. They surely love family companionship and are known for being playful and considerate with children and the elderly.
Today, they are known as family dogs, but in essence, they are working dogs and are much happier with a job to do.
Dog Breed Group
8 - 10 kg
11 - 13 years
Energy filled dogs need mental and physical stimulation. They are at their happiest when activities are action packed. They are the best buddies to bring with you when running, hiking, and other kinds of adventures.
Potential for Playfulness
From simple catch, sit and stay training, to more advanced lessons for tricks and agility, these dogs are up for the challenge. They are always looking forward to having playmates and playdates.
Pumped up dogs who are very agile,active and prefer outdoors. They are historically bred to hunt, work or sport. Though all dogs need exercise, they require regular exercise not just to keep them in shape and healthy.
Gentle natured dogs are easy to handle.They are family dogs - best with kids, elderly and even other animals. Since, they are not loud and rowdy, they are a manageable company when you live in an apartment.
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USUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Please take note of the following health diseases Scottish Terrier usually encounter
Von Willebrand's disease
Many believe that the Scottish Terrier is easy to maintain, but in reality, the breed needs significant grooming. Although their fur easily grows, they do not shed as short-coated breeds, but their coat takes time to maintain with grooming weekly for pets and daily for show dogs. In terms of bruising their teeth, Scotties have bad reactions to fleas and have been known to chew themselves bald. For this, brushing regularly and using a flea comb could be a good idea. Scottish Terriers have large teeth that are close together, which is why their teeth should be cleaned frequently. If the teeth aren't cleaned, the dog can suffer from tooth decay and gum disease. As pawrents, you need to start grooming your dog at a young age and make use of positive reinforcement in making grooming like bathing and cleaning, a fun experience with your Scottie.