Scottish Terrier dog – A small dog breed

Scottish Terrier dog or Scottie dog, a Scottish Terrier picture, plus a Scottish Terrier for sale. For conformation Scottish Terrier information, see the Scottish Terrier dog breed standard below. See the Scottish Terrier breeders section for who has a Scottish Terrier puppy for sale. See Scottie dog club, Scottish Terrier rescue for more information.

Scottish Terrier Small in Stature – Big in Heart

The Scottie dog has been a working terrier from the highlands of Scotland for many centuries. It was his job to rout the vermin like the fox and the otter. His efficiency at this earned him high regard by the local gamekeepers.

The Scottish Terrier
The Scottish Terrier

A sturdy low-set, compact, well muscled terrier breed with a very keen, sharp and active expression gives the impression of immense power in a small size. His harsh wiry jacket comes in grey, brindle, black or wheaten. The coat should be stripped to maintain the best texture, but pets may be clipped, albeit the coat texture will soften.

Although scrappy with other dogs, like many breeds, the Scottie dog is very loyal, loving, playful and an excellent watchdog. He enjoys the outdoors, and a daily walk. Obedience training for a Scottish Terrier puppy would be worthwhile. He is adaptable to almost any accommodation.

Dog: 10 in. (25.4 cm) – 19 – 22 lb. (8.6 – 10 kg)
Bitch: 10 in. (25.4 cm) – 18 – 21 lb. (8.1 – 9.5 kg)
Watchdog: Excellent
Life Expectancy: 11 – 13 years