meet theScottish Terrier


Training &Temperament

Exercise Scotties on a lead or in a fenced area only. Scotties have a very strong chase instinct and may be lost if they are free to run. Scotties must be taught good manners in early puppyhood. Their spirited natures require obedience training, and they need regular exercise (on leash, as the chase instinct is strong). Scotttish Terriers are not good swimmers due to their heavy torso weight vs. leg length. Protect your Scottie from swimming pools and avoid the risk of drowning.

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Did You Know?

The Scottish Terrier was bred in Scotland as a fierce hunter of foxes and badgers.

The first registered Scottie in America was "Dake," whelped Sept. 15, 1884.

The first show to have a class for the Scottish Terrier was in 1860.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier "Fala" reportedly received more fan mail than many presidents did.

John Naylor is credited with being the first to introduce the Scottie to this country.

Dwight D. Eisenhower owned two Scottish Terriers named "Caacie" and "Telek."

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Black Brindle 279
Brindle 057
Red Brindle 148
Silver Brindle 303
Wheaten 224


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code