Scottish Terrier

KC Pedigree, Small

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The First Earl of Dumbarton nicknamed the Scottie 'The Diehard'. It was bred to go to ground after foxes and badgers.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Anyone who always chooses the dog playing piece in Monopoly.

Not the best for ...

Anyone looking for a 'Yes' dog. The Scottie is independent to the point of being stubborn!

Aliases

Scottie, Aberdeenie

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Spikey
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

10 years

Good first dog?

No

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