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Aliases: Aberdeen Terrier or Scottie

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Scottish Terrier Grooming Concerns

The Scottish Terrier is a breed that is well-known the world over for his distinct coat, stout silhouette and unique appearance. As such, it's of great importance with this breed in particular to keep your Scottish Terrier well-groomed. [...]

Scottish Terrier Training Issues

The Scottish Terrier, like most similar breeds, can pose some interesting challenges when it comes to training. This is because dogs of this type were usually bred for work, and often that work needed to be carried out away from human supervision. [...]

Is the Scottish Terrier the Right Breed for You?

The Scottish Terrier has become, in recent years, one of the most popular breeds for families to own as a pet, a trend that repeats their explosive popularity in the 1930s and 40s. For those who already know and love them, this can only be seen as a good thing, as the Scottish Terrier is one of the most loyal and rewarding breeds of god that you can own. [...]

Showing a Scottish Terrier

If you're planning to present your Scottish Terrier for competition in a dog show, there are many things that you'll need to be aware of. Even though you may think that your Scottie is the cutest thing in the world (and he might very well be), the people judging the show are going to be using much different criteria to make their decisions, some of which the average person would definitely tend to overlook. [...]

Scottish Terrier Temperament

The Scottish Terrier has what is perhaps the strongest and boldest personality of any dog among the terriers. Bred to be an aggressive hunter, he can be strikingly loyal or stubbornly independent all at the same time. Their possessive nature and breeding might also lead to aggressive behavior around other animals that will need to be addressed. Indeed, there are many things to know about Scottie temperament that sets them apart from other breeds. [...]

The Scottish Terrier as a Hunting Dog

The Scottish Terrier, like most Highland Terriers, was originally bred in order to assist with the work of small game hunters and farmers in Scotland. Virtually everything about the breed was worked for with the singular idea of hunting in mind, and most of those traits still survive to this day, making the Scottie suitable as a working dog despite their rampant popularity as a family pet. [...]

The Scottish Terrier in Popular Culture

Perhaps due to its distinctive independent personality and jaunty demeanor, as well as its finely honed skills as a working breed, the Scottish Terrier has been frequently used in literature and popular culture as a symbol for loyalty, sharp wits, and as an icon for its homeland of Scotland. [...]

The Scottish Terrier and Cancer

Scottish Terriers, among their many other unique attributes, have unfortunately been historically shown to be much more prone to certain types of cancers than other breeds. In particular, they are at a very high risk for bladder cancer, speaking comparatively to other terriers. [...]

The Scottish Terrier's Controversial Origin

With a very old breed like the Scottish Terrier, it's no understatement to say that their actual roots can be somewhat hard to pin down. Among all the terriers, those who fall under the category of Highland terriers in particular have much controversy surrounding just when and where they first appeared and who exactly was responsible. This stems from the unfortunate fact that for many years all of the Highland terriers were just simply called Skye terriers which today are their own particular breed that we recognize as being totally different from the Scottish terrier. [...]

Weird Facts / Did You Know?

The Scottish Terrier's sense of loyalty has been famous for more than a century. In the mid 1800s, a Scottie named Bobby began garnering a lot of public attention in the town of Edinburgh. Bobby had belonged to a policeman by the name of John Gray, who was well known throughout Edinburgh due to his frequent nightly patrols on which Bobby invariably accompanied him. John eventually contracted tuberculosis and died, at which point Bobby began to visit his master's grave every night regardless of often harsh weather. This unbroken streak was to continue to fourteen years until Bobby himself died in 1872. A statue was resurrected in tribute to the faithful dog and can still be seen today. [...]

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