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Alex M asked in PetsDogs · 8 years ago

Scottish Terrier question.?

Can you get a Scottish Terrier in any other color than black? And if so how difficult is it? And, would you reccommend them over other terriers? I was looking at Lakeland and Welsh terriers, but I recently found out they bite and scratch and I need a calm but lively dog. If Scottish terriers aren't like that, please tell me and suggest other terriers.

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  • 8 years ago
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    Yes, Scottish Terriers come in shades of black (from 'jet black' to 'grey black'), brindle, and wheaton. Brindle and wheaton are less common, but not rare. Finding a registered, ethical breeder should not be difficult.

    Scottish Terriers have a terrier attitude - as much as a Lakeland and Welsh. They're fun dogs with a lot of confidence and drive, but (like all terriers) are tendency to be a bit feisty with other dogs, and also a natural desire to kill small-fluffy things (like pocket pets).

    A dog's tendency to 'bite and scratch' is more about training than it is about their breeding.

    Many terriers are quite lively, especially without appropriate training. It sounds like you want a some-what mellow dogs. These terriers (below) are terriers I believe are more 'mellow' than your average terrier:

    Bedlington Terrier, Border Terrier, Bull Terrier, Dandie Dimont Terrier, Norfolk and Norwich Terriers, Skye Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    Of these, Border, Norfolk, and Norwich terriers are the only ones with a wirey coat.

    Source(s): Border terrier breeder, exhibitor, and earthdog judge.
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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Can you get a Scottish Terrier in any other color than black?

    Is the color black the correct and standard color for a Scottish Terrier, if not then it won't be hard to find them. Back Yard Breeders and Shelters are full of Scottish Terriers of all different colors and sizes but they are not purebred and all of them will be mutts.Scottish Terriers are bred to a certain standard and only come in certain colors. Sorry. If the color you want is not the standard for the Dog as a purebred, adopted or get a Mixed breed Scottish Terrier.

    All dogs bite and scratch even Scottish Terriers, if you can't deal with training the dog, don't get one.

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  • *****
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    8 years ago

    They come in black, wheaten, and brindle. I would not describe ANY terrier breed as "calm". Certainly Lakeland and Welsh terriers are no more or less likely to bite or scratch than a Scottish Terrier. A temperamentally stable and adequately trained and socialized member of any of the breeds mentioned will not be apt to bite unprovoked nor jump up and scratch you.

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  • 8 years ago


    Black, wheaten or brindle of any color. Many black and brindle dogs have sprinklings of white or silver hairs in their coats which are normal and not to be penalized. White can be allowed only on the chest and chin and that to a slight extent only.


    The Scottish Terrier should be alert and spirited but also stable and steady-going. He is a determined and thoughtful dog whose "heads up, tails up" attitude in the ring should convey both fire and control. The Scottish Terrier, while loving and gentle with people, can be aggressive with other dogs. He should exude ruggedness and power, living up to his nickname, the "Diehard."

    info on the breed

    Happy researching

    ANY dog can bite and scratch if untrained or having a **** temperament

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  • 8 years ago

    Anything with a mouth bites and puppies go to the bathroom everywhere if you don't potty train them. Get your dog spayed or neutered. Buy some chew toys, food, water dish, bed, brush, leash, collar and a few training books.

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  • 8 years ago

    They also come in wheaten and brindle color....

    Do be aware that they can be dog aggressive, territorial and stubborn. Make sure you can handle this before getting one. It will be something you will have to manage for the dogs life...

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  • 8 years ago


    all dogs need training, exercise, socialization, grooming and vet care

    24/7 supervision

    get a dog breed book and research

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