Scottish Terrier

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Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier is a breed of dog that is also known as Scotti that is originated in Scotland, they have independent and stubborn character but are also quite sensitive. This independent, intelligent, and hilarious dog has the quality of a good and true terrier. Scottish Terrier is a perfect pet companion and watchdog in the house, they have a powerful bark that can scare the wits out of the unsuspecting burglar or delivery person.

This dog is an excellent choice for a first-time pet owner because it can live in a small space such as an apartment. However, they require daily activity, so be sure to take them for a walk every day to keep them fit, healthy, and socialized.

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Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs


10 to 11 Inches


18 to 22 Pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 Years

Scottish Terrier Appearance

Scottish Terrier has a sturdy body built, it is compact and has a short-legged which makes them described as a small dog. Their erect ears and tail are salient features of the breed. Their eyes are small, bright, and piercing, and almond in shape, the color of it should be dark brown or nearly black, but the darker the better. Their ears should be small, prick, set well up on the skull and pointed, but never cut. They should be covered with short velvety hair.

Scotti has a hard, wiry, weather-resistant coat, it comes in different colors such as white Scottish terrier they have a pure white coat, the black Scottish terrier is the most common, and the wheaten Scottish terrier, grey or steel, brindle. Like other breeds of dogs, it is better to bathe and groom them as necessary, use the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good. 

It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.

Dog Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is an indication of Ear Infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.

Scottish Terrier Size

Scottish Terriers weigh around 8-10 kg for females and 9-10 kg for males, their height is around 25–28 cm for both females and males.

Scottish Terrier Personality

The Scottish Terrier is a serious type of dog, they are not that playful like other dogs, and the most prepared to stay alone. They have independent and stubborn characters but are also quite sensitive. They are very aloof but not to their family, they are affectionate and loves to stay beside their owner.

Early socialization can make them good playmates to the children as long as we teach the children how to handle the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children themselves.

Scottish Terrier Health

Scotti has an average life span of 12 to 15 years, They are generally healthy and don’t suffer from any known hereditary health problems, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

Ear InfectionsIt is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.
Periodontal Disease it is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.
Canine Eye Inflammation If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.
AllergiesIt is a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body’s immune system of your dogs.
Hip DysplasiaIt is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.

How much is Scottish Terrier?

In buying a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1600– $5500 to Scottish terrier puppies.

The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.

Scottish Terrier

Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay in for the rest of their life.

Note:  The expenses of taking care of dogs do not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your dog you must provide their necessary needs, like visiting the vet once a year for their health check-up, completing and following up vaccinations, foods, and provide vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…

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