The Scottish Terrier is a beloved dog breed known for its brave, confident, loyal temperament and short, wiry coat. Classified as a terrier breed, the Scottish Terrier is a small dog with an average weight of 18-22 pounds and a height of 10-11 inches.
This breed typically has a 11-13 year life span and requires low to moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Scottish Terrier has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Scottish Terrier’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Scottish Terrier Breed Information
Breed Group: terrier
Average Weight (lbs): 18-22
Average Height (in): 10-11
Life Expectancy (years): 11-13
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Scottish Terrier Appearance
Coat Type: short, wiry
Coat Colors: black, brindle, wheaten
Scottish Terrier Temperament and Personality
Temperament: brave, confident, loyal
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires consistency in training
Exercise Needs: low to moderate
Grooming Needs: high
Scottish Terrier Health
Common Health Issues: von willebrand’s disease, craniomandibular osteopathy, bladder cancer
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.