Scottish Terrier

Having an independent and stubborn personality, the Scottish Terrier dog is also responsive to reward and blame.


Scotties had been brought to the USA in the early 1890s; however, it wasn’t till the years in the First World War and World War 2 that the dog breed became famous. The Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA) was established in 1900, plus a standard was developed in 1925. The American Kennel Club identified the Scottish Terrier breed in 1934.

Physical Appearance

Scottish Terriers have a unique beard that enhances the muzzle, lengthy brows and a wiry outer coat that brushes the ground as a long skirt if not trimmed.


Ten inches


19 to 22 lbs. (male)

18 to 21 lbs. (female)


Twelve years


  • Energetic
  • Attentive
  • Playful
  • Self-assured
  • Independent
  • Fast

Susceptible to Diseases

  • Scotty cramp syndrome
  • Pseudo-von Willebrand disease
  • Proliferative bone disease
  • Patellar luxation  

Care and Grooming

If they’re stripped, Scotties need regular weekly grooming. Don’t forget to spend 20 to 30 minutes every week brushing out whether or not the dog is clipped or stripped.