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Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier (Scottish Gaelic: Abhag Albannach; also known as the Aberdeen Terrier), popularly called the Scottie, is a breed of dog. Initially one of the highland breeds of terrier that were grouped under the name of Skye Terrier, it is one of five breeds of terrier that originated in Scotland, the other four being the modern Skye, Cairn, Dandie Dinmont, and West Highland White Terriers. They are an independent and rugged breed with a wiry outer coat and a soft dense undercoat.

Life span: 12 – 15 years

Temperament: Feisty, Alert, Independent, Playful, Quick, Self-assured

Weight: Male: 8,5–10 kg, Female: 8–9,9 kg

Height: Male: 25–28 cm, Female: 25–28 cm

Colours: Black, Brindle, Wheaten

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Origin: Scotland

Health concerns: They include cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, neurological problems, brain cancer, bladder cancer, bladder stones, Cushing’s disease, hypothyroidism, vonWillebrand’s disease (a blood cloting disorder), hemophilia, and deafness

Did you know: Scottish Terriers are not good swimmers due to their heavy torsos and short legs, so they should always wear life jackets near water