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Most lovers of the Scottish Terrier believe that this is the parent of all terriers.
About 10 inches.
18 to 22 lbs.
Black, steel or iron gray, brindled or grizzled, sandy or wheaten.
Rather short, about 2 inches, dense undercoat with outer coat intensely hard and wiry. This coat is going to require regular, professional grooming, which can be very costly. When groomed regularly, this coat will not shed.
A "one person" dog.
Are not usually trustworthy off lead.
Can be destructive if not properly trained.
Can be very vocal.
Usually good as guard dogs.
Should not be trusted with small children.
Usually not difficult to housebreak.
Usually not good with other animals.
Reception to Training:
Fair candidate in the hands of a skilled trainer.
Epilepsy, PRA, cataracts.
The scottish terrier, like most terriers (affectionately known as terrors)
are very, very high energy dogs. They are "sparred" in the ring, tested
for their gameness. For this reason, they are not recommended for multi
pet households, but usually do very well in a single pet household.
The scottie can also be short of patience, so is not recommended for
small children. Because of the high energy, he can also be destructive
and very noisy if left to his own devices. He is not generally a good
candidate as a "couch potato" family pet.
If looking for a Conformation Show dog, this is a fair choice.
If looking for a Pet/Companion Dog, a fair choice.
If looking for an Obedience Dog, a fair choice.