Pet Information > Others > Pet Articles > Essential Information To Consider In Regards To The Scottish Terrier

Essential Information To Consider In Regards To The Scottish Terrier

2016/5/3 9:17:55

Download - Stock Photos
from © The Scottish Terrier (nicknamed the "Scottie" and known also as the "Aberdeen Terrier") is among the most popular terrier breeds having been a favorite of US Presidents such as George W. Bush and Franklin D. Roosevelt which features a wiry gray, black, brindle, wheaten or sandy colored coat with a longer beard and erect ears. The breed first appeared in as early as the 1400s, and they were initially used for the main intention of hunting vermin.

Several of their more unique traits usually include their friendly and spirited nature - which has helped make them highly popular as a companion dog for much of the last hundred years.

The Scottish Terrier's origins are largely unknown but they are believed to have originated in the Highlands of Scotland as early as the 1400s and was bred with the function of hunting vermin and using their speed to pursue prey. There is a great deal of confusion as to whether the Scottish Terrier descended from the Skye Terrier or vice versa as early records show these breeds often being given the same name.

Scottish Terriers are classified as a small-sized breed. The recommended standard size for the Scottish Terrier male is 10 inches tall from paw to shoulder and a weight of 19-22 pounds, whereas the recommended size for female Scottish Terriers is 10 inches high from paw to shoulder with a weight of 18-21 pounds.

The Scottish Terrier is legendary for their alert, adventurous and loving personality. They are typically friendly although reserved with strangers, which with their size can mean they are unsuitable as a guard dog.

The Scottish Terrier is also accepted to be not highly intelligent - scoring equal 65th in comparison with other dogs when taking into account their ability to learn obedience instructions. They are also well-known to be good with kids - meaning they are quite suitable as a family pet. The Scottish Terrier is not always companionable with other smaller animals due to their natural prey instinct but can usually get along with other dogs when properly socialized.

The Scottish Terrier doesn't always need a yard to provide them with enough space, so they are quite suitable for life in an apartment provided they are walked on a regular basis. If you do have a yard be sure it is well fenced so they don't dig their way out of it. They prefer cooler envi
ronments, and care must be taken in warmer weather to ensure they don't overheat.
The Scottish Terrier likes pastimes including chasing after a ball and running around the house or yard. They have a high amount of energy and have a need for exercise every day in the shape of moderate walks to put a stop to behavior problems like excessive barking, digging, chewing or anything else that may result from them burning off their excess energy.

The Scottish Terrier could make the right dog for active owners who can provide adequate leadership - otherwise the dog may assume they're in charge and become very hard to handle. They are suitable to anybody who is able to execute a regular level of grooming and allow time to provide them with early socialization and positive obedience training in addition to take them for moderate walks every day and present a good amount of companionship and devotion. Although they can be to some extent inappropriate with those less confident at training a dog, if you are capable of meeting their need for strong leadership then the Scottish Terrier may possibly be the perfect dog for you.

------ is an online magazine created by dog lovers for dog lovers that provides advice about a big assortment of topics including dog training, dog health and advice on dog breeds including info on Scottish Terrier information.