Scottish terrier puppies are
self-confident adventurers that start scurrying around as soon as they
learn to walk. And, in spite of their short legs, they move fast. One owner
says, “Unlike other breeds. They don’t play together. They are
independent puppies.” They are also aggressive, so they should
socialize with people and other dogs from a young age.
This breed. Originally from Aberdeen,
Scotland, is nicknamed
the Scottie and was once called the Aberdeen
terrier. Originally bred as hound dogs for small animals such as foxes,
badgers, and weasels that preyed on farm animals, the Scottie has short
legs that are convenient for crawling into burrows. Because of their sharp
senses, they made, and make, good guard dogs as well, though they should be
trained not to bark unnecessarily.
Training in general is very important for this breed, though overly
strict methods will make them stubborn. Owners must be flexible and
accepting of the Scottie’s strong character. Also, they are curious
and are enthusiastic hole diggers.
(male) Height 10-11 inches;
weight 19-22 pounds
Coat: Hard and wiry; undercoat is soft and dense. Colors
include black, brindle, gray, and wheaten; a small white marking on the
chest is permissible.
Legacy of the Puppy
“ If you have never had a Scottie,
You have never had a dog”
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