Scottish Terrier

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He originated in Scotland
  • He was bred to catch and kill rats and mice in farms

Personality and Behavior

  • He's feisty and territorial
  • He has endless determination
  • He can be very stubborn
  • He's very loving with his family
  • He usually attaches himself to one or two people on the family
  • He likes to dig holes
  • He makes an excellent watchdog who will raise the alarm if a stranger enters his home
  • He's fearless and can be aggressive with other dogs
  • He has a high prey-drive and will chase smaller pets

Training

  • He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most to learn obedience commands.

Shedding

  • He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
  • Option 2: Strip his medium-length coat (pluck out the dead hairs) every 6 months and brush it occasionally.

Other varieties

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