Question by Alicat 42: All about Scottie dogs? (Scottish/Aberdeen Terrier)?
I want to adopt a dog, not for a while now, but I’m doing my research.
I want to know all about scotties, BUT NOT any wikipedia copy & paste crap. I can do that on my own, thank you very much.
Personalities (I know all dogs have their own personalities but some breeds can be prone to have particular personalities EG Jack Russles tend to be tennacios)
Health (Certain breeds can be prone to certain health issues, what tends to be the health concerns for scotties?)
Owners opinions, breeders opinions, and any other information you can offer. Just not copy paste from google or yahoo or ask jeeves or wikipedia or other search engines. Thanks.
I dont want copy and paste info because I can get it myself!!!
I want what people have to say via experience!
I dont care what the encylopedia says lol the encyclopedia doesn’t own a dog!
Answer by Pixie
If we don’t copy and paste selected things HOW are we going to answer your questions? and How are you going to learn?
The Scottie is brave, alert, proud, confident, loyal and dignified. While friendly and playful as puppies, the mature Scottish Terrier is quite independent and self reliant and can even be quite crusty and stubborn at times. Therefore it is important to start socializing and obedience training the Scottie while it is a puppy and continue through adolescence. Training will be difficult and you will never achieve instant obedience but you can get a reluctant obedience to most commands. Scotties love to play, so make sure you add play and rewards to your training. Scotties seem to think they are large dogs and can be quite feisty toward other dogs, no matter how large. The Scottish Terrier does best with older children. Scotties are aloof from everyone except their immediate family and are not friendly towards strangers. Scotties make good watchdogs. Scottish Terriers do best with experienced owners who have the patience to gently train and bring out the best in this proud breed.
Scotties are sporty small dogs that love to play ball games. They also really enjoy taking their owners for long walks. Scottish Terriers make good apartment dogs and are relatively calm and quiet indoors.
Show dogs need a fair amount of professional grooming including regular plucking and hand stripping of the coat. Scotties coats are kept long for the show ring. Companion dogs can be clipped twice per year to reduce the amount of grooming. The Scottie’s coat should be combed and brushed three times per week with special attention being paid to the whiskers and bottom. Strip and hand pluck the dead hair in the coat and bathe this breed about every 3 months.
The Scottie can be expected to live for 12 to 14 years. The most common genetic disease is a mild bleeding disorder called von Willebrands disease. Other common disorders include: eye diseases such as cataracts and lens luxation; atopy (which is an allergy like hay fever); Cystinuria (which involves stones in the urine); pulmonic stenosis heart disease; Craniomandibular osteopathy or Scottie jaw (which is abnormal jaw bone growth), Scottie cramp (leg spasms which don’t seem to hurt the dog); and dental problems. Scottie buyers should insist on seeing the breeding parents Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) test results for von Willebrands disease and Scottie jaw and also the Canine Eye Registry (CERF) recent ophthalmologists report for eye disorders.
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Question by Ally Mohan: What can I do about my dog right now?
We just got Bull mastiff puppy a couple days ago and we already have two Scottish Terriers and a German Shepherd.My female Scottie is fine but my male sometimes attacks her.He’s not fixed.My mom’s German Shepherd has also gone after her.Usually they both get along fine with other dogs.
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we have 2 dogs, brand new. a girl and a boy. how do these names sound? My fave boy name is Scottie and my fave girl name is Maggie
I asked about a rescued scottie I’m getting that has never been groomed,I wanted to know how to help him adjust and get him prepared for it,I got a couple of good answers and one rude answer.You know just because dog owners toss their dogs aside doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve love and to be treated well.
My older dog is a stray I actually took in off the street and I really just love scottie dogs. Having a jack russel- I am use to the terrior peronaltiy. I saw one in a mall pet store but I would never buy from a place like that. I heard they kill the dogs after they don’t sell them… so I would never want to support a place like that. I can’t go into pounds- it just too heart beaking and the people don’t really want to deal with someone like me being soo spefic. So how would I go about finding a breeder? I am guessing their is not a scottie recuse since they are pure breed dog?
My fiance and me got a 12-week old Scotty pup (male) a week ago and he’s been pretty good. House training is coming along, leash training and verbal commands are starting to work, he’ll sleep through the night and his separation anxiety barking/crying has been minimalized to a few minutes or less.
(We’re crate training & positively reinforcing with treats, verbal praise and petting.)
He gets hyper-aggressive sometimes.
We’ve been taking him on regular walks and giving him a few hours of exercise/playtime a day, but sometimes, he’ll race around the apartment growling and running at high-speed. He’ll nip at you if you don’t have a toy, but usually calms down if you suppress him physically or distract him well enough with a toy.
(We’ve been trying to break his biting tendency and have been replacing our furniture with more appropriate chew toys.)
Is this behavior typical for males? Should we let him get the energy out? Or is this a habit we should try to curb right away?
I’m getting a puppy for the first time and it’s a scottish terrier. I was just hoping to get some helpful tips about them and how to care for them.