A farm dog at heart, the Scottish Terrier went from the pastures to castles during the 17th century. Moving there when Scottish-born King James I began gifting the breed to friends and acquaintances. Weighing in at 18 to 22 pounds and standing at a mere 10 inches tall, what this breed lacks in size he makes up for in spirit.
An extremely popular family dog in the 30's and 40's, Scotties have received some pretty unfair press in recent years Unlike many small dogs in general and terriers in particular, Scotties are not snarly, excitable, vicious, or yappy. A good alarm dog, a Scottie will bark loud and long when strangers come, but given a modicum of kind correction, he will also be still upon your command.
Carol is a loving parent to a beautiful Scottish terrier and has raised two other terriers in the past. Scottish terriers are wonderful animals! The breed, also known as Diehard for their fierce determination and unwavering loyalty, make fantastic companions and add fun, excitement, and love to the lives of the humans lucky enough to be owned by a Scottie.
Join Now. Feisty, independent and sometimes excitable, Scottish terriers need moderate exercise and do well living in the city or country. As adults, their behavior can become moody.
Initially one of the highland breeds of terrier that were grouped under the name of Skye Terrierit is one of five breeds of terrier that originated in Scotlandthe other four being the modern SkyeCairnDandie Dinmontand West Highland White Terriers. They are an independent and rugged breed with a wiry outer coat and a soft dense undercoat. The First Earl of Dumbarton nicknamed the breed "the diehard".
The Scottish Terrier or Scottie is a small but solid and well-muscled dog breed: a very powerful dog in a small package. Their characteristic beard gives them a peculiar look and matches their elegant bearing. In this AnimalWised file we will go over the main traits of the Scottish Terrier, including their independent temperament.
We took in a rescue dog recently with the improbable name of Tiny. He wasn't. He was a tall, long, slab-sided wheaten boy who tipped the scales at 28 pounds with his ribs showing.
The Scottish Terrier is a sturdy little dog with short legs; the way it is groomed can make it look even shorter. The head is long in proportion to the rest of the dog. The skull is long, slightly domed and medium in width. The almond-shaped eyes are small and set well apart.
The Scottish terrier started out as a working breed in the Scottish Highlands. However, this dog with unmistakable looks makes a fine companion for those who love long walks and need a small dog with a big bark. Read on t0 learn more about this spunky pooch!
The first documented case of the Scottish Terrier dates back to the 's, but they have probably been around for a thousand years or more. They were classes as Skye type Terriers until the late 's when are small breeds of Terriers were subdivided into groups. Bred for vermin control, Scottish Terriers or 'Scotties' are tenacious hunters and will often dig to catch their prey. Scotties are tough little dogs who are determined and have an independent air about them.