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Scottish Terrier

Loyal and devoted, wonderfully dignified and independent, Scottish Terriers are brave and bold companions.

About the Scottish Terrier

Although Scottish Terriers are recognisable for their characteristic profile, their alert, spirited temperament and their confident attitude is just as distinctive.

Scottish Terriers are hard-working dogs with a strong prey drive. These dogs are alert by nature and reserved around strangers, making them excellent watchdogs.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
FCI Group 3, AKC Terrier Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
11–13 years

Loyal / Independent / Reserved / Intelligent / Confident / Agile

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Garden not essential
  • Needs moderate training

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