ALL ABOUT™ THE SCOTTISH TERRIER
Scottie Puppy & Breed Information
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The Scotsmen agreed on the standard for the and the club was founded in 1882 on a well documented history. The Scottie can be as determined as his ancestors but he is absolutely loyal to his person. His piercing expression brooks no nonsense from strangers but he’s too sensible to be snappy.
Scottish Terrier Coat, Color, Care: The Scottie has a short, hard, wiry coat that may require occasional professional grooming. His beard needs daily washing. He comes in black, wheaton, and brindle with minimal white markings.
Scottish Terrier Personality: The Scottie is a "heads up, tails up" little dog. A favorite of Presidents, his bold, confident, and dignified presence suited the White House perfectly. Keenly alert to owner’s presence or voice, he’s as mentally quick as he is physically agile.
Exercise Requirements: Scottish Terriers are after all, terriers. They have great energy for their job which today is taking care of their owners instead of eradicating vermin. Scotties thrive on regular outdoor exercise whether it is your fenced yard or the White House lawn. Keeping him occupied will prevent nervous habits such as chewing or licking.
Health Concerns: The Scottish Terrier Club is very upfront about health problems, but the breed is healthy overall. Scotties can be affected with any of the following: Scottie cramp, VWD (bleeding disorder), CMO (inherited lower jaw problem) Cushings, and there have been reports of liver shunts and juvenile cataracts but they are not common. Hypothyroid and Epilepsy are listed but we find the latter more environmental that hereditary. Seizures, Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects. A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.
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