A Scottish Terrier or Scottie is the oldest known terrier. With their jaunty attitude and piercing expression who wouldn't love them. They have been called "a big dog in a small package."

These dogs have a small, compact, muscular body. Their head is long in proportion to its size with short heavy legs. Scotties have almond dark shaped eyes with erect ears and tail with a large black nose. Their bushy brows and mustache make their faces stand out.

A Scottish Terrier has a outer coat that is harsh feeling and wiry with an undercoat that is soft and dense. Their coat comes in steel r iron grey, black, wheaton, brindle and may have sprinklings of white or silver hair.

Height: 10-11 inches
Weight: 18-22 pounds
Life Span: 12-15 years

Scotties are a couargeous, hardy and adaptable dog that tend to bond with one family member. They are very protective of family especially children. They are however better with older considerate children. You need to teach children to respect him and he needs time to become acquainted with them. They are loving and gentle with people but can be aggressive with other dogs.


Good waterdog
Bundle of energy

Scottish Terrier's are non-aggressive, not quick to bite but get bored easily if left alone for long period of time. They do have a mind of their own and can appear to be stubborn. He needs a firm but gentle hand early on. He is sensitive to criticism though. Because he has such a scrappy attitude which makes him difficult to train he need obedience school. He needs to be taught that you are the boss not him.

He likes to take walks but if you let him outside to play be sure to have a tightly fenced yard.


Blood disorders
Scottie cramp(moment problem)
Flea allergy
Eye disease
Central nervous system

They can gain weight easily so watch food portions.


Scotties need regular brushing with a bath or dry shampoo as necessary. A professional trim around twice a year.


Scotties were bred in Scotland in the 1700's and in the 1890's their final size and shape were developed. They were originally bred to hunt foxes and badgers. They have been in the United States since the 18th century. One of the most known was President Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier named "Fala."

If you do decide to buy a Scottish Terrier you should be fairly active, patient and enjoy walking to keep up to this little guy.

Buying from a responsible breeder is always best. Don't buy from a pet store or puppy mill. You may have to wait for one and they cost between $600.00 to $900.00

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