Scottish Terrier - History and Health

Source: PetWave, Updated on July 16, 2015
Scottish Terrier


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.

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