The Scottish Terrier, also affectionately known as the Scottie, was bred for keeping farms free from rodents and chasing rabbits and foxes down their holes to kill them. Their short-legged build was perfect for this job. Today they are bred more for show and as a companion dog, but Scotties still have lots of prey drive in them.
Scotties are fearless little dogs that are more into thinking than action. They don’t bark much, but are certainly observant and alert about their environment. Their eyes scan the surroundings for any signs of prey or movement that might require investigation. They have an immense prey drive and letting them off lead around possible wildlife is not recommended.
Scottish Terriers are intelligent but willful at times. Their moves and actions are strategic and calculated which makes them seem quite arrogant. They are loyal companions that prefer a single person household. They choose their friends carefully and will be reserved towards strangers and ignore them most of the time.
You aren’t likely to see a Scottish Terrier being playful with other dogs…they seem to prefer being more of a loner.
Scotties have a double coat and require regular grooming to look their most fashionable best.
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||low|