Scottish Terrier Breed Profile
Among the endearing traits of the Scottish Terrier is that they are alert, quick, feisty, independent, self assured, playful, intelligent, loving, stubborn, and independent.
This breed of dog is good with children, provided they are well behaved.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 18 to 22 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to cancer, von Willebrand disease, craniomandibular osteopathy, Scottie cramp, patellar luxation and cerebellar abiotrophy.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be difficult with this breed of dog as it is from the terrier group. Shedding is average, brush daily to maintain.
Best Owner Compatibility
Can be suitable for the apartment and condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
You can expect to pay upwards of around $800+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.
This breed of dog makes for a great watchdog.
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