The Scottish Terrier (Scottish Terrier) — one of the most popular breeds of small Terriers are spread almost all over the world. Despite the fun appearance, it is sturdy and strong dogs that are born hunters. What you need to know about this breed if you decide to have a Scottish Terrier?

Breed Scottish Terrier. like many other varieties of Terriers, was bred for hunting burrowing animals. Since the early 19th century were targeted towards the development and improvement of the breed, a large contribution to this was made by the Scots S. E. Shirley, and G. Murray. Thanks to them, the breed got its title, although Scotland were bred and other breeds of Terriers. In 1883 the UK was adopted by the breed standard.

Scotch Terriers were favorites of many famous people. Clown Pencil performed at the arena with a Scotch Terrier named Klyaksa. A favorite of Vladimir Mayakovsky was a Scottish Terrier named Puppy. Scotch Terriers kept US presidents — Franklin Roosevelt and George W. Bush. And in a series of books, Enid Blyton "Five young detectives and faithful dog," one of the main characters was a Scottish Terrier named Buster.

The Scottish Terrier is a dog of small size, maximum height is 28 cm, the maximum weight is 10.4 kg. But despite its small size and funny appearance, it is muscular strong and sturdy dog with a broad and deep chest. Have a Scotch Terrier an elongated head (but it's in proportion to body) at a very powerful neck, the transition from forehead to muzzle smooth. From Scotch Terriers large feet, because these dogs hunt burrowing animals, and hence, a lot of them have to dig.

The ears of Scottish Terriers are small, erect, and its tail rather short, straight or slightly curved, held high. From Scotch Terriers and a long rough coat with a soft undercoat, which is perfectly capable to protect them in any weather. Acceptable colors — black, wheat (sand) or brindle. The characteristics of the Scottish Terrier is educated long hair eyebrows, beard and mustache.

The Scottish Terrier has a great personality. This loyal and devoted dog. {!LANG-7765456cc5047eaa00dd0bc71d777fb9!}. Scotch Terriers, like all hunters, are daring, but they are absolutely not typical for aggressiveness. Despite all the determination, perseverance, and even pride, the Scottish Terrier really needs the love of its owner.

The Scottish Terrier is suitable for keeping in the village and in the city. But if you hold a Scottish Terrier in a city apartment it is very important to provide him with long walks and regular exercise. like most other Terriers, Scotch Terriers are very active and agile, they need physical activity to throw out the accumulated energy.

Scotch Terriers are very smart dogs, they are well trained. Although if you believe the top list of intelligence of dogs, their ability to training is below average. For the development of a new team they require from 40 to 80 repetitions, and the first time they play a team at least 30% of cases. Scotch Terriers don't usually bark for no reason, although perfectly able to fend for themselves. But usually before the "showdown" does not reach: the Scottish Terrier is not susceptible to provocation and retains a sense of self-esteem including when communicating with colleagues.

The Scottish Terrier can watchfully, with a slight contempt for strangers, but the family is charming and dog friendly. He gets along well with children, but he needs some time to get used to them. While the Scottish Terrier does not tolerate the familiarity of the appeal, if the children decided to make him a toy and lifting Scotty's tail or ears, he can fight back. So make sure that your child does not pester Terrier — for both of them.

The Scottish Terrier is relatively undemanding care. It need regular brushing, bathing periodically. If the Terrier is very dirty wool, you first need to redeem it, and then comb, trying to comb dirty hair, you just even more confusing. After each walk you need to wash Scotty's legs. Also the Scotch Terrier needs regular grooming (every 2-3 months) and trimming nails.

Scotch Terriers are a healthy, but they are prone to allergies. It is therefore very important that the dog is getting a balanced diet, you can not give her food from your table. If you follow the simple rules of content, a Scotch Terrier you will become a great companion and friend.