Once known as the Aberdeen
Terrier, the Scottie was originally bred to control vermin such as weasel, otter, badger, rat,
wildcat, and fox.
Compact, tough, and strong, the Scottish
Terrier stands just 10 inches tall at the shoulder and has a hard wiry coat over a dense, soft
undercoat. He may be black, brindle, grey, or wheaten. Specialized grooming is required to
keep the Scottie's characteristic square shape.
A loyal, affectionate
and playful pet, the Scottie has the terrier spunkiness. However, he is more reserved than
most terriers. He generally bonds with one or two people and is very particular about the
company he keeps! He does best with school-aged children who will respect his small size.
The Scottie is an effective watch dog who will always sound the alert!
Scottie was bred to work independently of human direction, and so he has a mind of his own!
requires early and firm training to ensure that he does not dominate the household.
can be stubborn and does best with a training
program founded on mutual respect. If he is socialized at an early age, he will tolerate other
pets. While his small size suits him to almost any living arrangements, the Scottie is an
active, alert working dog who enjoys daily exercise. Without physical and mental stimulation,
he can become destructive.