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Breed Standards for the Scottish Terrier

 

 

General Appearance:

The Scottish Terrier is a short-legged, compact, relatively heavy boned dog, giving the impression of  great power in a small package

 

 

Head:

Long skull, of medium width; Small, almond-shaped eyes; Small, prick ears, pointed

 

 

Tail:

Uncut tail, about 7” long, carried with a slight curve but not over the back

 

 

Color:

 Black, wheaten, or brindle of any color

 

 

Size:

Weight:  male:  19-22 lb; female:  18-21 lb

Height:   about 10”

 

 

Coat:

A combination of dense undercoat and extremely hardy and wiry outer coat, about 2 inches in length.

 

 

Temperament:

A tough, determined character, ready for action.  It is fearless and feisty and may be aggressive toward other dogs and animals.


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