Non-sporting Breeds

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 10-11 in (25.5-28cm)
Weight: 19-23 lb (8.5-10.5kg)
Coat: Sharp, dense, and wiry, with a short, dense, soft undercoat
Color: Black, wheaten, or brindle of any shade

The Scottish Terrier or Scottie was once known as the Aberdeen Terrier, after the Scottish city. Like the Cairn, it was bred with the express purpose of dispelling vermin. The Scottie has existed for many centuries and taken many different forms. Indeed, at the end of the 19th century, it was exhibited alongside the Skye, Dandie Dinmont, and West Highland White Terrier under the classification Scotch Terriers. The Scottie tends to be a one-or two-person dog, perhaps at its best as the pampered pet of a childless couple. It has a reliable temperament but does not welcome interlopers and has no interest in anyone outside its own human family. It enjoys walks, loves to play ball games, and is thoroughly sporty, home-loving, and independent. The Scottie requires daily brushing. Its beard needs gentle brushing and combing, and its coat should be trimmed twice a year.
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