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Tara G asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Questions about Scottish Terriers?

I would like some basic information on the breed's temperment, trainability, activity level, and if they ok with other household pets and other dogs? I am finding conflicting information on internet sites. Please only respond if you have experience with this breed.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Holly is a 11 year old Scottish Terrier, she is the perfect pet, she's stubborn,a bit lazy, loves her food, gets on famously with other dog Fraser (westie). She's not too keen on other dogs,cats and rabbits. She thinks this is her house and we all live with her. Her only real health problems are that she can get dry skin(vet says central heating)! Train-ability we gave up we think that's her stubbornness coming out.All in all she is a fantastic loyal dog. Good luck

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This site has been right on with all the dogs I know and I used to have two scottish terriers and they were both like this but of course every dog has his own personality

    Temperment:

    Brave and alert, the Scottie is protective, hardy and lovable. They are charming and full of character. Playful and friendly as a puppy, he matures into a dignified adult. This breed has unusual variable behavior and moods. It can get moody and snappish as an adult. The Scottish Terrier makes a very good watchdog. It is inclined to be stubborn, however, and needs firm, gentle handling from an early age or it will dominate the household. This breed is sensitive to correction. Obedience training must be consistent but persuasive. Do not push this breed too far; never hit a terrier and do not play aggressive games like wrestling and tug-of-war. He can challenge family members who have not established leadership over him. Lively, proud, and intelligent, it has a reliable temperament, but does not welcome interlopers and has no interest in anyone outside its own human family. He will attach himself to one or two people and live for them. Likes to bark and dig, enjoys walks, loves to play ball games, and is thoroughly sporty, home loving and independent. The breed does best with older considerate child. It has been described as the dog that can go anywhere and do anything - a big dog in a small dog's body. It is very sensitive to criticism and praise and therefore should be trained gently. These dogs make good house pets.

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  • The best source of information is the people that have dedicated their lives to the breed.

    The Scottish Terrier Club of America has lots of information for potential Scottie owners, including what they're like, where to meet some, and how to find a good breeder.

    http://www.stca.biz/Newcomers/theRoad.htm

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  • 1 decade ago

    Terriers tend to have aggression to other dogs, and since they were bred to hunt small animals you'd have to be careful. Usually they're friendly but they tend to dig and yap. Sorry that's all I know.

    Source(s): Writing a report on American Pit Bull Terriers and came up with some information talking generally about all terriers.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    please just watch this. and rethink buying a dog.

    watch these in order:

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    then this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYBz2gjlEfA

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    send this to all your friends!

    Peace!

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