The black Scottish Terrier impresses with its distinctive appearance – whiskey connoisseurs will immediately recognize the short-legged terrier with the small and muscular body. At the side of a West Highland White Terrier, he adorns the label of a well-known Scottish whiskey brand.
Wanted Scottish Terrier
The aforementioned White Terrier, Skye Terrier, and Cairn Terrier, along with the Scottish Terrier, make up the Scottish Terrier breeds. James Buchanan, the founder of said whiskey producing company, was a great animal lover and imaginative at the same time. Thus, before 1900, an early motif for a brand with a high recognition value was born.
And once again, the 1980 Scottish Terrier makes an entertaining appearance. As a black and white dog couple, two plastic dogs equipped with magnets attract each other. Moved close enough to each other, they sniff each other as nature dictates – one with his nose on the other’s rear end.
The terrier has not lost its popularity over the centuries. The first breed standards existed as early as 1880 (can be found in FCI Standard No. 73), which still characterize the type today. The history of the Scottish Terrier breed goes back many centuries. The origin of this breed in the rough and barren Scottish Highlands forms a small, robust and weatherproof dog.
Scottish Terrier Being
Brave, independent and independent, he is a great help when hunting badgers and foxes. As a construction or earth dog, it is a dog of simple people who are also grateful to the strong companion for killing mice and even rats.
The Scottish Terrier has lost nothing of its popularity since then. He is currently accompanying many families, farmers, hunters, and gamekeepers in Germany. Thanks to his pronounced ability to learn, he playfully accepts physically and mentally demanding training. His cheerful and uncomplicated nature also makes him a pleasant companion who is well socialized and loyal to his pack.
Frugal as he is, the living environment does not play a major role for the dog – so keeping it in a city apartment is not at all unreasonable for the quiet terrier. In doing so, he aligns his demand for movement with the possibilities of his companions: Nothing is mandatory, a lot is possible.
Ball and stick games suit him. Digging and romping is just as much his thing as long hikes through nature. The terrier knows how to defend himself effectively – but he lives his vigilance without having to appear loud or bark continuously.
The early and sustained education of the sometimes stubborn Scots do the rest and can be done well by dog beginners. She makes him an easy-going companion who is also an attentive and reliable friend to the family children.
He makes no compromises with strangers. He shows them his distrust and does not readily allow himself to be touched. His appearance and posture very impressively describe the character of the 10 to 11 inch (about 25.5 to 28 centimeters) tall and 19 to 23 pounds (about 8.5 to 10.5 kilograms) heavy terrier.
The large and short-legged paws stand firmly on the ground. From head to tail, the whole dog appears slightly forward and dynamic. The somewhat edgy silhouette has a striking effect – especially the characteristic head shape with the long muzzle, the coat that hangs noticeably from it, and the pointed ears that stand up attentively. The Scottish Terrier wears a double, dense, and quite harsh, close-fitting coat. This provides good weather and bites protection.
The fur is most commonly found in rich black. In addition, brindle and wheat-colored varieties are bred. In order to maintain the typical contours of the pretty terrier, a professional trimming is required about every third month. Daily combing and brushing will keep the coat and the Scottish Terrier healthy.