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Scottish Terrier

Dog Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier, also known as the Scottish Terrier or "Scottie", is a breed of dog originating in Scotland.

The Scottish Terrier is a small dog (28 cm), robust and compact (10 kg). It has a well-proportioned figure, with a strong head and a muzzle proportional to the size of the body. His eyes are medium sized, almond shaped and dark in color. His ears are erect and pointed. The Scottish Terrier is known for its characteristic beard and double coat. Its outer coat is harsh, dense and weather resistant, while the undercoat is soft.

The most common coat color for the Scottish Terrier is black, but it can also be brindle or wheaten in color. He has a proud and determined gait, with a lively and alert expression.

In terms of temperament, the Scottish Terrier is known to be a brave, intelligent, and independent dog. He has a strong personality and can be stubborn, which requires consistent and firm training. Despite its rugged appearance, the Scottish Terrier is a devoted and affectionate companion to its family. He can be reserved with strangers and tends to be a good watchdog.

When it comes to exercise, the Scottish Terrier needs daily walks and mentally stimulating activities to stay healthy and happy. It is important to provide him with interactive toys, search games and agility challenges to keep him entertained.

In terms of health, the Scottish Terrier can be predisposed to certain conditions like von Willebrand's disease (a blood clotting disorder), skin problems and dental disorders. A balanced diet, regular visits to the veterinarian and proper dental care are essential to maintain its health.

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