Scottish Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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The Scottish Terrier originated in Scotland and is considered to be the most ancient of any Highland Terrier. They are curious and playful, small and muscular. The Scottie makes a good companion for the right family. They have a compact and sturdy build.
The Scottish Terrier exudes a bold and dignified manner. They do not give their love and devotion freely. This breed will typically watch their surroundings and those around them before making any decisions regarding them. The Scottie is extremely smart and independent.
The Scottish Terrier will go anywhere and do anything. They have a dominant personality and a tendency to be territorial. The Scottie may show aggression to other dogs and cats if they are not socialized properly at an early age. They are good watchdogs and will not bark without good reason. They are not tolerant of unruly and rambunctious young children.
The Scottish Terrier requires brushing twice weekly to keep the coat tangle free. They do require grooming and trimming to keep their distinctive look. The Scottie is highly prone to cancer of the bladder. They also may suffer from cataracts, hypothyroidism, and Von Willebrand Disease. This breed is especially sensitive to fleas and many have skin problems.
The Scottish Terrier's coat is coarse with a soft and dense undercoat that provides protection from bad weather. The outer hair coat is hard and wiry and grows to approximately 2 inches in length. This breed is low shedding. The Scottie is most often black in color, but the coat may also be brindle, gray, sandy, and wheaten. They are never white.
The Scottish Terrier does best with very early socialization training to avoid aggression to other dogs' as they get older. Their strong independence presents a training challenge. The Scottie can be stubborn, so motivation, consistency, and positive praise are a must. They do very well in obedience and agility if the proper training techniques are utilized.
The Scottish Terrier is always ready for an adventure and activity. They require long walks, stimulation, and play. The Scottie does not do well in extremely warm climates. They love to play ball and derive great pleasure from playing fetch. They do well in apartment living provided they are exercised appropriately. The Scottie will become bored and destructive if they do not receive stimulation and exercise and may dig and bark excessively.
Male: 19-22; Female: 18-21 lbs
10 inches
Black, wheaten, or brindle of any color
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Scottish Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Scottish Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Scottish Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Scottish Terriers sold is $1,250.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Scottish Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,200 upwards to $6,900 or even more for a Scottish Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Scottish Terriers sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,250.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $2,200.00 to $6,900.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2115 Scottish Terrier puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Scottish Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Scottish Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Scottish Terrier Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2115 Scottish Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Scottie
  • 2. Angus
  • 3. Scott
  • 4. Sadie
  • 5. Bonnie
  • 6. Duncan
  • 7. Dually
  • 8. Maggie
  • 9. Max
  • 10. Mcduff
  • 11. Scooter
  • 12. Winston
  • 13. Annie
  • 14. Logan
  • 15. Molly
  • 16. Charlie
  • 17. Daisy
  • 18. Lucy
  • 19. Mac
  • 20. Scout

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Location: Joplin, Missouri
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We have been raising puppies for 10 years now. We take great pride in our healthy happy puppies. We are USDA and State Licensed. We have NEVER had a non-compliance write up with either USDA or State during any of our inspections. We have also been inspected by AKC (American Kennel Club) and are in compliance with their rules and regulations as well. One of our Vets, Dr. Beard or Dr. Dittman will also inspect our kennel once a year to ensure that all of our dogs are receiving the best care. To ensure that we are only breeding healthy puppies all of our Male Adult dogs (who qualify) have been certified by OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) for good eyes, knees, and hearts. All of our puppies have at least 1 Vet check up prior to going to their new homes. They will all be current on their vaccinations. We also microchip all of our puppies to ensure that if they ever get lost or stolen they can be traced back to their families. They will have all registration papers and a 4 or 5 generation pedigree (depending on how much background information we have). We will also send a copy of the Father's OFA certification. We do offer a warranty on all of our puppies. This is to offer their new family peace of mind that they are getting a healthy happy puppy.

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Anonymous asked:
How long are the legs of a registered Scottie?

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The Scottish Terrier should be about 10 to 11 inches (25 to 28 cm) in height. The most regarded height from withers for both genders should be roughly 25 cm (9.8 in).

Anonymous asked:
My much loved brindle Scottie died of lymphoma cancer at 7 years of age. Are Scotties more prone to cancer than other dog breeds?



My condolences to you for losing your Scottie. It is always hard to lose a beloved pet. The Scottish Terrier is no more or less prone to cancer in general than any other breed of dog. However, the Scottish Terrier is at a higher risk for some certain types of cancer such as bladder cancer and other transitional cell carcinomas of the lower urinary tract; malignant melanoma; gastric carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma of the skin; lymphosarcoma and nasal carcinoma. Other cancers that are known to commonly affect Scotties include mast cell sarcoma and hemangiosarcoma. So sadly, the cancer that your Scottie passed away from was a cancer the breed is at a higher risk for.


I had a scottie-poo. Both parents AKC. He lived to just one month shy of 19.


I lost a one my Scottie girl’s to Lymphoma last October (age 10.5), and one Scottie girl to Liver Cancer last September (age 12.5)... I have one remaining Scottie girl who is almost 13 and seems healthy as a horse... they have all been well vetted for their lives and fed quality food + veggies, fruits & yoghurt. I think whether you purchase from a reputable breeder as I did for my first, or rescue (the two seniors I had, with one survivor still), you won’t know their health, and have to just treat them, feed them, vet them and love them as best you can for the time you have them. They are a lovely breed with great personality!


I lost my male Scottie at 6 years of age from a very aggressive lymphoma. He was first diagnosed with a bladder infection and was gone within a week. He was purchased from a reputable breeder, well fed and well vetted. I contacted the breeder and he said that his vet told him Scotties are prone to that cancer. In all his years of breeding and his father before him, they had only lost one Scottie to lymphoma at a young age. He was a lovely dog and very loving. I now have 2 Scotties, a brother and sister, from the same breeder. They are just as sweet and loving as my my first one.

Anonymous asked:
Are the front legs of a Scottish Terrier supposed to look like they are broken?



The common sense answer to your questions is, no. The Scottish Terrier's front legs are not supposed to look 'broken'. A well bred dog will not have deformed legs, their front legs will be straight, sturdy and well formed. They are a compact breed that is meant to be well-built with good bone and substance.


The front legs do a little bowed. Like a bull dog.

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My 8 month old Scottie puppy died. He was diagnosed with Scotty Cramp. Could that be the cause?



I'm sorry for your loss. Scotty Cramp is a disease that affects a young dogs legs as spasms/hyperflexion and hyperextension. It can not kill a dog unless the resulting spasms cause a dog to injured in such a way that the dog must be put down. If your puppy passed recently, I would ask a vet to do a necropsy to determine why your puppy passed away.


Scotty Cramp does not cause a puppy to die. The cramping comes on with exercise and subsides when the puppy rests. You need to talk to his breeder. Scotty Cramp almost always is considered a genetically transmitted disease.


No. I have a seven year old wheaten Scottie who has had Scottie Cramp his entire does not kill Scotties although the first time you see a Scottie have an episode, you may think he's dead, Fairly shocking when the dog collapses. However, I've been told over and again, the dog feels no pain whatsoever...just a brain blip with no pain.

Anonymous asked:
My girlfriend moved in November with her 12 yt old Scottie and he has taken to me a lot more than she expected. My son lives with us and is wanting a Scottie puppy however my concern is whether or not he is to old to introduce a pup. He was raised around other dogs and gets along with others great while being playful but a puppy is a whole new dynamic. What are your thoughts and concerns?

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We had an 11 year old "only child" male Scottie. We introduced him to a 1 year old rescue. They got along fine. Sometimes the older one didn't want to play and let the little guy know. No issues. This went on for a year until the older one died. At that time we introduced a 12 week old puppy (male) to the 2 year old. They play and get along fine. The older one has inherited the alpha role the 11 year old had and keeps an eye out for the little guy. They are now 3years old and 1 year old. Going to get another puppy soon.

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Updated: 7/4/2022