Show Dog Breed Appreciation—Why the Scottish Terrier is So Popular

By Ricardo Warren

June 26, 2022

The Scottish Terrier is widely recognized for its distinctive outer coat and traditionally shaggy body fur. They are known as a terrific and highly popular show dog and it is not difficult to understand just why. 


Personality & Trainability
Scottish Terriers, or “Scotties,” are intelligent and independent dogs who are full of laughter and positivity. They can be a difficult species to train but form a great relationship with their owner. With plenty of positive reinforcement techniques, the Scottie can be well trained. 

As many other breeds, Scotties need to be able to run and play with other dogs. They do not need much in grooming as this species does not shed their coat but can and will need brushing from time to time. 


With a lifespan of about 11 – 13 years, the Scottish Terrier may suffer from several minor health problems. Many are directly related to their shorter legs, which can lead to patellar luxation, also known as the Scotty Cramp. 


The Scottie is a specie that has lived in the White House three times throughout history. Since they are such loyal, low maintenance, and highly intelligent creatures, they have elevated in status significantly. Scotties require independence but crave care as well, making them a wonderful show dog. 

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