Scottish Terrier

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Scottish Terrier

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: Scotland
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Height: Male: 25–28 cm, Female: 25–28 cm
Weight: Male: 8,5–10 kg, Female: 8–9,9 kg
Color: Black, Brindle, Wheaten
Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Feisty, Playful, Independent, Alert, Quick, Self-assured
Litter Size: 2 - 5 puppies
Health Problems: Due to poor breeding practices, some breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, such as hip dysplasia. This doesn't mean that every dog of that breed will develop those diseases; it just means that they're at an increased risk. If you're buying a puppy, it's a good idea to find out which genetic illnesses are common to the breed you're interested in, so you can ask the breeder about the physical health of your potential pup's parents and other relatives.

Brief info: This sturdy little dog has short legs and the way it is groomed makes them look even shorter. Even so, it is a strong, active animal and surprisingly agile.

The coat is compact, course, and hard as bristles with a soft undercoat that protects it thoroughly from bad weather. It comes in black, wheaten, or brindle of any color.

Sharply pricked ears give the Scottish Terrier a thoughtful look. It has a large nose and large teeth, and there is a stop between the skull and the muzzle.

Its dark eyes are almond-shaped, and its neck is muscular. Its tail is medium-length, carried straight or slightly curved.