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