Scottish Terriers

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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

The Scottie is straight forward and sober, becomes very attached to its family, is vigilant, noble, sportive, and sometimes has a mind of its own.

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.

Scotties, while being very loving, can also be particularly stubborn. Because the breed is inclined to be stubborn, it needs firm, gentle handling from an early age or it will dominate the household. They are sometimes seen as an aloof breed, although it is actually very loyal to its family and they are known to attach themselves to one or two people in their pack. The breed has been described as tempestuous, but also quite sensitive.

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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