13 Interesting Facts About Scottish Terriers

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Is a Scottish Terrier the Right Breed for You?

Scottish Terriers can be good with children and other pets if properly socialized and trained from a young age. However, they have a strong prey drive and may not tolerate rough play or unfamiliar animals. It’s important to supervise interactions and teach children to respect the dog’s boundaries.

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Although developed in Scotland

the “Scottish Terrier Club of England” was founded in 1881, being the first club dedicated to the breed. The “Scottish Terrier Club of Scotland” was founded 7 years later in 1888!


When they get REALLY excited

some Scotties are prone to what is called “Scottie Cramp” with symptoms such as muscle cramping and stiffening legs. It generally occurs in younger puppies and is usually not life threatening.

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Facts About Scottish Terriers- Final Thoughts

With their erect ears, wiry topcoat, and short legs, Scottish Terriers have a distinct appearance that sets them apart. While they may have an independent streak, they can be trained to exhibit good behavior from an early age through proper socialization and obedience training. It’s important to note that Scottish Terriers have a high prey drive and may not be compatible with smaller pets. With their high energy levels, they require daily walks and exercise to keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Although they are generally a healthy breed, it’s essential to be aware of potential health problems such as luxating patella or von Willebrand disease. Lastly, while Scottish Terriers can form strong bonds with their families, they may not be the best choice for households with small children due to their independent spirit and sometimes stubborn nature. Overall, with the right training, attention, and care, Scottish Terriers are a great small breed that can make a great fit to those who appreciate their unique qualities.

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