Species group: Terrier Group dogs
Other name(s): Scottie; Aberdeen Terrier
The Scottish Terrier is a short-legged, low-slung terrier bred to hunt badgers, which means that they had to be tough, determined, and willing to dig and to chase. As a result, this sturdy little dog has an independent spirit that needs to be properly channeled by an experienced owner who knows how to offer reward-based training. If you offend this proud breed, you may lose the dog's respect. The Scottie is dignified and expects you to recognize that.
As the Kennel Club (UK) notes, this dog shares the reputation of the dour Scot of its homeland. However, it isn't necessarily unfriendly, just reserved. As a result, it can make a fine watchdog. It can be a one-person dog or simply a family pet that prefers not to share its more playful side with strangers.
Appearance / health:
Despite its small size, the Scottish Terrier gives the impression of wiry strength and muscle. Scotties are active dogs with short legs that display a smooth and level gait. The distinctive eyebrows and mustache characterize the breed.
The Scottish Terrier needs regular brushing to keep it clean. The breed may need to be professionally stripped every three or four months.
Scotties require a moderate amount of exercise. They may be given a brief walk, two to three times daily, along with some running off the leash, preferably in a fenced yard.
This breed has a high tolerance level to pain and enjoys good resistance to diseases. A hyperkinetic disorder known as “Scottie Cramp,” which causes intermittent spasms along rigidity in the muscles, is common in the breed. Deafness and various carcinomas may also be found in older dogs.
Behavior / temperament:
Scottish Terriers make good watchdogs. They make loyal pets though they can be stubborn. The breed has a tendency to wander.
Scotties need to be handled firmly from a young age. They respond well to a training approach that is based on mutual respect between the dog and owner. They are intelligent and learn quickly, though they are not always obedient.
Scotties are generally quite vocal. They tend to bark freely at strangers or passing vehicles. They are territorial dogs that announce visitors with loud and repeated barking.
Tough little dog, loyal little shadow, goodnature, little lap-dogs, devotion, great watchdogs
barkers, aggressive, itchy hot spots, chronic allergies
humour, Scottie Dogs, real characters, quirky personality, stumpy little legs
A Scottish Terrier Full of Personality
My dog´s name is Russell, a Scottish Terrier. This dog is definitely an alpha male and you can see that from the way he walks with his chest full of confidence. Russell has hunter and protecting instincts; he chaces after birds and other small animals, and will growl at any dog of any size. I have had some sticky situations when he would stare down a particularly huge dog. However, he is the best dog I have had. I have never seen a dog with such personality; he has feelings like a human and he can sense what I am feeling. If I am having a particulary gloomy day, he knows it and will not leave my side. If you take care of him, he will grow to love you imensely and protect you. He loves to be around the family and needs attention. At the same time though, he needs a place that is his; Russell has his little space where he has his bed, toys, and snacks.
Russell is a great companion, but he needs a lot of care. He used to pee and poop only when I took him for a walk (2 times per day), however, he has been going through a phase where he pees all over the house when left alone. Russell lives in Brazil, and he gets extremely hot, especially in the summer. When grooming him during this season, his fur has to be short so he can withstand the heat. He only drinks cold water, with ice cubes in it, if possible. I also have to give him a bath at least once per week. Finally, sometimes when Russell is feeling a little alone, I need to give him his dog food bit by bit, all the while playing with him.
Even with all the care he needs, you would not regret having a Scottish Terrier!.
From Liviapadovan Jul 6 2015 1:46PM
The way your dog's body was meant to be fed
There are so many misconceptions about raw feeding and I hope to quickly properly educate you so making an opinion for yourself is easier. I am a certified nutritionist for dogs and cats and the moment I finished my education I knew I needed to make better choices for my own personal dogs in regards to how I fed them. There are pros and cons to any feeding method so I cannot say it's going to be easy to know exactly what choices to make. The doubtful mind always says no, so anyone unfamiliar with anything is always hesitant. I see that a lot with other professionals in the field, specifically veterinarians. I am fortunate to have an integrative veterinarian who 100% supports this feeding method. Lets talk about the pros as there are many. There is no possible way to dispute that a dog's (especially cats) digestive system and teeth are designed for a diet of animal tissue, they are carnivores. Having jagged teeth throughout their mouth and a very short digestive tract, their bodies are not equipped to properly process plant material. Think of a cow's or sheep's flat teeth, made for grinding plants, and their 4 chambered stomachs, made to digest and assimilate nutrients from plants. They are herbivores. Feeding a diet of dry dog food, which is very heavy in plant based ingredients of many varieties,synthetic vitamins, and taste additives reeks havoc on their entire body systems over time. Some say feeding raw is expensive and time consuming. I'm part of a group with thousands and thousands of raw feeders around the world and we completely disagree. If you can follow a simple recipe you can make raw food for your pet. Learning how to shop for ingredients on sale and making relationships with local butchers is all you need to make it affordable. I feed two dogs raw cheaper than I wold purchasing an average quality dry food. It CAN be done if your pet's lifetime of health is important to you. There are so many support systems out there for this approach, it truly couldn't be any easier. The shelf life of raw food is far longer than that of dry food. Did you know that the nutrients and quality of dry food diminishes with the passing of each day? My dog's food is kept in a deep freezer and put in the refrigerator for thawing each night, ready for the next day. Freezing locks in all nutrients and can be kept for years without spoiling. Does your dog suffer from chronic conditions like ear infections and skin issues? Did you ever think it could be food related? Well let me tell you that it is. I have assisted with completely eradicating a host of chronic health issues in dogs and cats with diet alone. To most recently include a chihuahua with disc disease and no use of his hind legs. He now climbs steps and runs. He is 12 years old. No other therapy than a raw diet, regular massage, and one veterinary acupuncture visit. Let's talk about the cons. Now, most freeze dried and premade raw can be expensive for the amount you get. Feeding freeze dried is mostly for convenience. I use it when I need convenience like a weekend camping trip. I enjoy making my dog's food. There a lot of satisfaction in it for me. There is so much talk about bacteria like salmonella and e.coli when someone references raw food. Can it be present in raw food? Of course! But, did you know that your dry food can and does have the same bacteria? Dry and canned pet food recalls are a very common for bacteria. I have 100% control over the ingredients, processing, and storing of my pets raw food. Proper handling and sourcing of raw ingredients can and does deeply diminish the probability of bacteria. What about parasites? Again, yes of course raw materials can have parasites. As can dry and canned mass produced pet food. And again, the proper handling and sourcing of these ingredients remove this concern. (As a note: I have been raw feeding for over 5 years and NOT ONE of my dogs or clients have been treated for parasites or bacterial issues) Proper formulation can be a con to raw feeding. Honestly, its ridiculously easy. But without the proper ratio of ingredients you can cause issues. Companies make you think it is hard. They want to make you buy their product. It's a marketing scheme that works and unfortunately affects our pets negatively. I hope this review can shed light into the seemingly scary world of raw feeding. Educate yourselves and don't be afraid to jump in head first. Your pet's health and quality of life will be all the proof you need to know this is without a doubt the best decision you have ever made. .
From Megan S 52 days ago
Give your dog safe haven options
If you have a stressed dog, chances are that your family life may also contribute to his stress, especially if you have children or a busy household. Give your dog the option of have 2 places where he can retreat to. Have a crate close to your family (as it may stress him out to be away from you) and also have a crate away from the family where he cannot be bothered. Make these crates the best places on earth for your dog with comfy pillows and blankets, always something to chew on and do not close the doors so your dog has the freedom to choose where he wants to be. .
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