Scottish Terrier

  • Size

  • Height

    10 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males – 19 to 22 pounds, Females – 18 to 21 pounds
  • Coat

    Wiry, medium
  • Color

    Black, black brindle, brindle, red brindle, silver brindle, or wheaten
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Conformation, Agility, Hunting, Earthdog Trials
  • Indoor/Outdoor


Affectionately called the “Scottie,” the Scottish Terrier is a compact, sturdy vermin hunter noted for having short legs and a shaggy beard. Charming and gentle, he takes pride in being a beloved pet and loves to be near his human companions. The playful, spirited Scottish Terrier needs plenty of leashed walks or fenced exercise. His hard, dense coat requires brushing twice a week and clipping every other month.

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