The Scottish Terrier is the best known and possibly oldest of the Highland terriers. It has a compact, strong body; short legs, pricked ears and naturally erect tail. Its face should wear a keen, sharp and active expression. It is a strong, active and surprisingly agile dog. The Scottish Terrier was used to hunt den animals, particularly otter, fox, badger and rabbit. Today this stylish breed is primarily a companion, though it still retains its hunting instincts.
Scottish Terrier Temperament
Scotties, like most terriers, are alert, quick and feisty. The breed is known to be independent and self-assured, playful, intelligent and has been nicknamed the ‘Diehard’ because of its rugged nature and endless determination.
The Scottish terrier makes a good watchdog due to its tendency to bark only when necessary and because it is typically reserved with strangers — although this is not always the case and it is important to remember that all dogs differ. It is a fearless breed that may be aggressive around other dogs unless introduced at an early age.
Scottish Terrier Coat and Colour
Black, Brindle and Wheaten (very rare in Australia). The Scottish Terrier sheds very little if at all so it will need to be clipped a couple times every year.
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