The icon dog breed of Scotland. It has tight fur, that is quite hard. Hair is short, but is long and wavy on areas above its legs. It has a beard as well, which is also long and wavy. Colors usually come in black, brown, wheaten, and many other variations. Their ears are something in between small and medium, and are erected, and pointed. They don't stand tall, because they are short; stands at about 10 to 11 inches. The skeletal structure of this pooch is solid; coupled with a muscular build as well. It can weigh from 19 to 23 pounds.

A small breed but full of energy and high spirits. It is an active dog, but doesn't need much exercise. In terms of character, it is loyal and protective. It is affectionate as well, but doesn't socialize very well with people outside the family of its master. In fact, it has the tendency to get along better with one member more than it does with the others. Owners of this breed know this to be true. It will spend more time and seek the attention of one member as compared to the others. The Scottish Terrier can at times be overprotective.

It can grow suspicious of visitors and will bark a lot if it hasn't received the proper training. That problem should be dealt with while its still young. This breed is proud, and can be stubborn. This can make it difficult to deal with and will be hard to train, especially for amateur owners that have no experience or knowledge on how to go about things. To start, educate yourself - get mentally and physically prepared for the task. When you're ready, remember to be firm, yet gentle. Taking it too hard on this pet will have negative impacts on its behavior.

You have to be firm, but not to the point where you'll be shouting and hitting - it just doesn't work. Forcing it to learn will be useless; a better approach would be convincing or persuading it to learn. It must have the desire to do something. It may come from an intelligent breed of canine, but proper training methods still needs to be manifested. Such may include doggy treats and encouragement. Give it a reward for doing something good like obeying a command. Praise it for being well-behave. Ignore it for doing something bad. Methods like that. Your tone of voice must be consistent and clear when giving it praises, trying to teach it, and reprimanding it.

The three must have different tones, so it will be easier for this dog to identify your intentions. The Scottish Terrier is a fantastic pet. It needs plenty of love and socialization with both humans and pets. It loves playing and receiving attention. Take it out on daily walks, and always try to set a schedule where you can spend at least an hour with it daily. It enjoys digging as well, so you may tolerate that behavior. If you can't put up with it, it's quite easy to teach it to lose the habit.

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