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Scottish Terrier Club of America
Scottish Terrier, Scottie
AKC Terrier, Terrier
Head: Long. Almost flat skull. Slight stop. Solid, deep muzzle. Large nose. Thick mustache.
Ears: Small, set on high, pointed. Held erect. Covered with velvety short hair.
Eyes: Almond shape, wide set. Dark brown color. Long eyebrows.
Body: Compact. Muscular neck of moderate length. Chest is well let down. Ribs well sprung. Remarkably powerful hindquarters.
Short, very muscular back. Deep, muscular loin.
Tail: Moderate length (7 in), thick at the root and tapering to the tip. Carried straight or slightly curved.
Hair: Long, rough, wiry, dense, lying close against the skin. Short, dense, soft undercoat.
Coat: Black, wheaten, or brindle of any color.
Size: 25 to 28 cm (9,8-11 in).
Weight: 8.5 to 10.5 kg (18.8-23.2 lb).
This old breed was developed in the highlands of northern Scotland. Thanks to the work of breeders in Aberdeen (hence the breeds
first name, Aberdeen Terrier), the Scottish Terrier took its current form in the early nineteenth century. The first Scottish Terrier
Club was founded in 1882, and a standard was published in 1889. Originally used to hunt badger and fox, the Scottish Terrier is now
typically kept as a pet.
The Scottish Terrier is a very robust, feisty, hardy, agile, and courageous breed. He has a strong personality and is rather
independent, proud and obstinate. This dog forms a strong bond with his owner, is cheerful and affectionate, but not overly demonstrative.
The Scottie is wary of strangers and not easily swayed, making him a good guard dog that is always ready to attack any and all potential enemies.
He rarely barks.
Some are prone to Scottie Cramp (a movement problem), Von Willebrand's disease, flea allergy, skin, and jaw problems. These dogs are difficult welpers.
Prone to mast cell tumors.
Pet, Hunting (den animals)
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