Scottish Terrier

A.K.A. : Scottie, Aberdeenie
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Overview: The Scottish Terrier is a very dignified dog. He's rather reserved and may often prefer the companionship of one particular family member. His loyalty is unmatched.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): male: 19-22, female: 18-21
Height (in): 10
Colors: Black, wheaten, or brindle of any color.
Coat: The Scottish Terrier has a broken coat, it is hard, wiry outer coat with a soft, dense undercoat. The longer coat on the beard, legs and lower body is slightly softer. The distinctive eyebrows and beard add to its expression, which is keen and sharp.
Character: Scottish Terriers are very closely bonded to their family. Known for their watchful nature, these dogs are independent and intelligent.
Temperament: This breed is naturally inclined to get along with other pets. They are good with children, as long as the kids treat them gently and with respect.
Care: Its wire coat needs combing two to three times weekly, plus stripping every three months. Pet's coat may be clipped.
Training: This breed should receive consistent training with a respectful approach. Done properly, training will go very smoothly.
Activity: This is a dog on the lookout for adventure, and it needs some excitement and exercise in its life every day. This can take the form of a moderate walk on leash, a boisterous game, or an off-leash exploration in a safe area.
Country of Origin: Scotland
Health Issue: This breed is prone to Scottie cramp (a movement problem), flea allergies, skin and jaw problems.
Life Expectancy: 12-15
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