Dog Breed Guide: Scottish Terrier

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A Scottish Terrier with pet insurance from Pets Best.

Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Scottish Terrier

Height (to base of neck): 10″

Weight:  females 18 – 21lb, males 19-22lb

Color: Brindle, black and wheaten.

Origin: Scotland

Coat: Double coat with wavy, wiry, long outer coat.

Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years

Energy level: Moderate

Exercise needs: Moderate

Breed Nicknames: Scottie

Is a Scottish Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Scottie is intelligent and lively with great stamina.  They can be suited to country or urban living.  They bond well with older, calm children, but socialization and  firm, gentle training at an early age will help them to be a better family dog.  They are quite protective and can border on aggression.  They will alarm bark.  They are low shedders but require regular grooming and clipping.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Scottish Terrier

According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
 Ear Infection  $276  $976
 Skin Allergies  $461  $2,179
 Pyoderma  $253  $857
 Hepatopathy  $913  $1,727
 Lipoma  $514  $837

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