Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier is an independent little dog that is wilful and courageous, if you challenge one of these dogs they are unlikely to back down.

These small dogs are loyal towards their owners and need to be socialised a lot from an early age to be tolerable of strangers and other unknown dogs.

Scottish Terrier Facts

Scottish Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             3 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    5 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 25-28 cm (10-11 in)

Weight: 8.5-10.5 kg (19-23 lb)

Coat: Dense, harsh and wiry topcoat with a short, dense and soft undercoat

Colour: Black, wheaten or brindle of any shade

Lifespan: 13-14 years

Special Characteristics

These little dogs are easily aroused and can be very feisty at times. You would also describe this breed of dog to be dignified, sensible, independent, reserved, courageous and stubborn.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs are classed as having medium exercise requirements. This breed does have a lot of energy and needs daily exercise to burn it off.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are loyal, loving and affectionate towards their owners.

Children: Usually tolerant if raised with them.

Other Pets: They have a high chase and prey drive, may cause harm to small pets and could well injure cats unless raised with them.

Strangers: This is a territorial breed and will be reserved around strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are known to be problematic around unknown dogs unless socialised with them from an early age.

What to Watch Out For

These dogs are known for being strong-willed and will need a determined owner. If not well socialised the dog will not get along well with strangers or unknown dogs. Their coat needs hand-stripping or clipping twice a year.

Health Risks

Just three health risks to take note of with this breed including; hypothyroidism, lymphoma and Legg-Calve-Perthes.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Scottish Terrier should be experienced, strong-willed and determined and be able to match the dogs stubborn personality. Need time to provide lots of activity to use up all the dogs excess energy.

More Photos

Scottish Terrier with wheaten fur coat Scottish Terrier with black fur coat

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