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Scottish terrier

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The Scottish terrier is a very distinctive little canine and is considered to be one of the oldest breeds of highland terriers.

Also known as the 'Scottie', its roots are rather difficult to trace because of the fact that before categorization of dogs, any terrier that originated from Scotland was considered to be a Scotland terrier. The earliest literature shows that the Scottish terrier dogs we know today were originally bred for fox and badger hunting.

These small canines were also famously named 'diehards' owing to their very high levels of bravery and loyalty to their master.

The Scottish terrier dogs are rather small animals that have a muscular body and neck.

The way they are usually groomed plays a huge role in making them appear even shorter than they actually are. Despite its small size, the animals are surprisingly agile as well as active and have a coarse, bristled coat that lies on top of a soft undercoat that serves to keep it warm in cold weather. Probably the most noticeable feature of this small animal is the presence of a large, prominent beard on its face that gives it a very thoughtful appearance.

Scotland terrier dogs are extremely lovable and friendly while also being very loyal animals. While they are extremely playful while still puppies, most Scotland terriers will grow up into very mature adults. Scottish terrier training is focused more on polishing their best qualities, which include intelligence and loyalty, and guiding them to be good watchdogs. It is essential that the animal be allowed to socialize while still a puppy as this could prevent the canine from acting aloof to strangers when it matures into an older dog. The Scottish terrier breed is also known to be very sensitive to correction and may require a firm and confident rebuke when required. They have a tendency to be a little disobedient, a trait that may need to be corrected during training as a puppy. The animals are extremely active and love to play ball games and take long walks or runs. Not getting the right amount of exercise can lead the animal to become a little destructive and disobedient. You may also want to make sure that the animal does not suffer from small dog syndrome where, if the canine is trained by someone of less determination than the animal, the dog will tend to assume it is the leader – something which can lead to a number of character flaws.

  Submitted on October 27, 2009  

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