Dog Breed Guide: Scottish Terrier
Posted on May 25, 2015 under Dog Articles
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.
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
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