Why a Scottie may not be for you…
If you are looking for a lap dog, or are looking for a dog who will be at your beck and call, a Scottie may not be right for you. Scotties are one of a kind dogs, they more think of themselves as a companion, one of the family, than a pet. Although Very stubborn and hard to train for a beginner, with a little patience (and Chicken) your four month old Scottie can be doing all sorts of tricks! Check out this video of MacDuff doing his tricks for dinner here!
…However, I couldn’t live without MacDuff!
Scotties are labled Hypoallergenic dogs, which means they are low shedding and produce low amounts of dander. No dog is 100% hypoallergenic, but being allergic to dogs myself, I know I can rub my face in MacDuff’s fur and not sneeze. Yay!
Scotties are big talkers, and not necessarily barkers. They can hold conversations with there unique tones; you can hear the difference between a frustrated cry and a playful chatter! Check out MacDuff chatting with his Puppy Kong* here!
Scotties, or the “little die-hard” as they have been called, are one of the most unique animals I have ever met. With their expressive eyes, voice, and all around mannerisms, they are sure to make their personality known.
Scottish Terriers have the same size teeth as a German Shepard!
Scotties were bred originally in Scotland under the name Aberdeen Terrier. Their main job was to rid farms of badgers, foxes, and other vermin, chasing right into their burrows and then trying to dig them out.
They have also been called “Earth Dog.”
Scotties have had a place in many homes and hearts, even the White House with Franklin T Roosevelt (Fala) and George W. Bush (Barney). King James VI and Queen Victoria also were fond of these little dogs.
Most scotties can be traced back to one common ancestor, a female named Splinter II, known as the Mother of the Breed.