What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs?:
I showed my first dog, a Cairn Terrier called Rosstemple Charmer (Ross) at the age of 12
What Breeds of Dogs have you had over the years?
Cairn Terrier, Tibetan Terrier, Scottish Terrier
What Breeds of Dogs have you got now?
What would you consider to be your main breed and the one people associate you with?
What attracted you to this breed?
Initially I loved the look of the Scottie with it’s strong, robust appearance and bright almond shaped eyes. When I got to know them better I loved their playful, independent temperament and how they are so loyal to their owners.
What advice would you offer to anybody that is interested in becoming an owner of the breed?
– Scotties are independent and like to do things their way so it is important to start training as early as possible. Positive reinforcement training techniques work best
– Scotties should be brushed regularly to take out any dust and dirt from their furnishings. A groom with a professional groomer is also required every 10-12 weeks, preferably hand stripped to keep the wiry coat and skirt intact
– They love human companionship and don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time
– Because of their size, they would suit any household, large or small.
Does the Breed have any specific requirements by way of exercise & grooming?
Scotties love the outdoors and going for a walk or even a run, 20 minutes per day should suffice
Scotties should be brushed regularly to take out dust and dirt. A professional groom is also required every 10-12 weeks to keep the coat in good condition. They are a non-shed breed.
Does the breed have any specific health tests that should be done before a Dog or Bitch is used at stud or bred from?
How would you sum up the characteristics of this breed and what type of household would they best be suited to?
Scotties are a small, sturdy dog. Always alert and ready to guard. They are loyal to their owners. They would suit any household from large to small if introduced properly.
They are considered a ‘big’ dog in a small package