Originally from Scotland, the Scottish Terrier dog breed was developed in the year 1700. It is believed to be one of the oldest races. At first they were used to hunt other animals such as rabbits, otters or foxes. Robust and short-legged is a dog at times stubborn but always adorable.
Physical characteristics of the Scottish Terrier
The Scottish Terrier dog breed has a fairly long head compared to the rest of its body. His eyes are small, almond-shaped and quite separate. It has pointed ears and its fur is soft and colored wheat, black or tabby. In addition, the hair of his beard is longer, like that of his legs and his eyebrows.
It is a small and muscular dog, which makes it also quite heavy. However, the Scottish Terrier is a fast and tough dog.
The Scottish Terrier is a friendly and playful animal. It is characterized by being brave and always be alert, so it is a good watchdog. He has great character and is a friendly and playful animal.
It is a serious dog, not noted for being especially cheerful. He is stubborn, as well as independent and intelligent. He tends to be distant, but not towards his family. He is a true terrier. If another dog provokes him, he will fight to the end.It is important to encourage your socialization since you are a puppy. Also, be attentive to any other small mammal. In that sense, if you have rodents like hamsters, avoid that they are within your reach because you will surely try to hunt them.
The Scottish Terrier It is a good dog for life inside an apartment. It is moderately active indoors although a patio can do it very well. It prefers cool climates and its life expectancy is between 12 and 15 years. Although he does not like shouting at all, this breed of dogs gets along very well with children.
Training is a good way to ensure that your dog does not suffer accidents at home. You must provide a bed for it to be your place to sleep, especially for your nap. Undoubtedly, if you are accustomed from puppy to sleeping in your bed, you will avoid several headaches.
A true Terrier can be aggressive with other dogs, particularly with those of the same sex. With the rest of the pets of the house usually get along as long as he has been accustomed since childhood. However, try to be attentive to their behaviors.
A point in favor of this breed is that it can be trained very easily. So, if you are firm, he will respond to all your orders. Obedience training must be consistent and persuasive. Never hit your dog and do not play with him aggressively. In addition, he is very sensitive to criticism and praise, therefore, he must be trained gently.
These dogs like to dig, enjoy walks and play ball games. Without a doubt, he is a great athlete. At home he is a loving and independent dog.
It is a very active dog and It can become destructive when you get bored or have not exercised. He loves to go for a walk, but running is not one of his favorite activities. Of course, when it comes to walking must be on a leash because being a perfect hunter, if you see a squirrel will run desperate after it.
The Scottish Terrier They are dogs that love water but are not great swimmers. Its short legs prevent it from coming afloat, so they can sink very easily. If you have a pool in your house it is best to cover your perimeter, so that your pet can not enter that area.
Health and care
The Scottish Terrier should be brushed regularly. It is advised that you bathe them at least once a month and cut their hair once a year. These dogs need a daily walk. Those who do not make daily walks are more likely to show behavior problems.
Some of these dogs are prone to contracting von Willebrand's disease, They may have allergies to fleas and problems with the skin and jaw. They are also usually prone to tumors. Regular visits to the veterinarian will help you to have your Scottish Terrier in perfect condition.