August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
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lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Scottish Terrier Dog and Puppy Breed Information
The Scottish Terrier, averages 10” and 20 pounds of compact, sturdy, hard-coated varminty little dog with firmly erect ears and tail. Not a tail wagger but a true companion to his discriminating owner, the Scottie needs attentive grooming to look his spiffy best but is otherwise, care free and hardy.


Scottie Puppy & Breed Information


See AKC Scottish Terrier puppies for sale from Gold Star Breeders


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.


More Scottish Terrier photos, puppy pictures, the Official Scottish Terrier Breed Standard, national club information, and Scottish Terrier puppies for sale from Gold Star Breeders.
Scottish Terrier AKC Standard
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