Scottish Terrier Dog Breed | Information on Scottish Terriers

Scottish Terrier Dog Breed


The Scottish Terrier, also known as the Aberdeen Terrier, the Diehard, and the Scottie, is a breed of dog in the Terrier Group. This breed is recognized by its short stature and characteristic beard in addition to its bold ‘sheriff’ type attitude. The Scottish Terrier was recognized by the AKC in 1885 and AKC approved in 1993. In 2010, a Scottish Terrier named "Sadie" won Best In Show at the world renowned Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

The average Scottish Terrier stands 10 to 11 inches high at the shoulders and weighs between 18 and 22 pounds. Their coat needs to be brushed daily to prevent matting and control shedding. Professional cuts and grooming is recommended for the Scottie as well.

Scottish Terrier - History and Health

The Scottish Terrier was developed in Scotland as a fox hunter and ratter in the 1800’s. The breed’s exact origins are not known, but once the breed was developed great care was taken to ensure that the breed’s standards and bloodlines remained pure and true.The average lifespan of the Scottie is between 12 and 15 years. Increased health risks associated with this breed include susceptibility to Von Willebrand's Disease and tendency towards allergies.

Scottish Terrier - Temperament & Personality

Scottish Terriers, like his other terrier cousins, are fearless, loyal and often clownish. They are discriminating when it comes to making friends, so don't expect your Scottie to cozy up to all of your friends, but when you've made friends with a Scottie, he's your friend for life. They have excellent memories and if they meet a person one time and like them, a Scottie can recognize that person years later. They are stoic animals,

Scottish Terrier - Appearance & Grooming

The Scottish Terrier is a compact dog with short legs and a long, bearded face. Their sturdy build is often described as power in a small package. The bushy eyebrows shield the dark, wide-set, piercing eyes. The ears are small, erect, pointed and sit high on the head. The muzzle is large – filling an average man's hand, and ends in a black nose. The teeth should meet in a scissors bite. The chest of

Scottish Terrier - Pictures

The saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Check out the many different Scottish Terrier Pictures and Scottish Terrier images. Get an in depth look at the Scottish Terrier and see the many things that this breed has to offer.

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