The Scottish Terrier
The Scottish Terrier is rather known as the gentleman among the group of Terriers. His very distinguished temperament does give the impression of friendly reserved, dignified independent but courageous and highly intelligent dog. His origin is Scotland were the Scotty was used to hunt vermin in earlier days .He is of low stature with a strong muscular body and short stout legs. His head is rather large in proportion to the size of the body. He can be extraordinary fast in hunting rats, badgers etc. which is not necessary today but you can see these abilities by playing the ball.
Due to the short legs and the strong and heavy body the Scotty is usually not a good swimmer.The colour of their coat can be either black, wheaten or brindle of any colour. His general appearance is that of a sturdy thickset dog of a size to get to ground, alert in carriage and suggestive of great power and activity in small compass. You should never see a “waist” on a Scotty. Height at the shoulders approx. 25 – 28 cm (10 to 11 inches)
He is a very good companion for families as well as for singles. He is very adaptable.
If you have ones owned a Scotty, you will never get this breed out of your heart.