Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier


Scottish Terrier Profile

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Lifespan: 10-15 Years

Avg height: 25-28cm

Avg weight: 9-11kg

Coat type: Hard, wiry, outer coat. Soft, dense undercoat

Coat colours: Black, wheaten, brindle

Originally bred for: Hunting vermin

Breed traitsFeisty, affectionate, playful, independent 


A little about the Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier is one of the most well-loved and distinctive breeds. Bred in Scotland in the 1800s, the small, powerful terrier is keen for adventure and full of character. Whilst it can be robust, independent, and wary of strangers and other animals, it is incredibly loyal to its family.



Scottish Terriers are generally very robust dogs, however, have a few genetic diseases of note. One is a bleeding disorder known as Von Willebrand's disease and the other is a bone disorder called Craniomandibular Osteopathy or "Lion Jaw". Less commonly they may experience a neuromuscular condition called "Scotty Cramp", patellar luxation or cerebellar abiotrophy. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.