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.

Family/Child Friendly

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.

Common Diseases

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.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay upwards of around $800+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a great watchdog.

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