Scottish Terrier dog breed

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  • Country: Scotland
  • Group: Terrier
  • Weight: 8-10 kg
  • Height: 25-30 cm
  • Colors: black, brindle, cream
  • Training: must be made with patiently
  • Grooming: requires regular brushing
  • Temperament: playful, alert, independent, quick
  • Health: generally healthy
  • Litter size: 4 - 6 puppies
  • Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
  • Other names: Scottie, Aberdeen Terrier, Scottish Terrier dog

Scottish Terrier dog

Scottish terrier, known as "Aberdeen terrier", popularly called the Scottie is a dog breed dwarf, more precisely, one of five breeds of terrier that come from Scotland, others are Skye, Cairn, Dandie Dinmont, and West Highland White Terrier. Scottish terrier is an independent and robust breed with a coarser fur on the outside but soft and thick at the base.

It has a distinct shape and was owned by many celebrities, including the 32nd American president Roosevelt. Described as a territorial dog can be a guard dog bin and tends to be very loyal to their family.

Chapters and culture and celebrity looks good. It is the only dog ​​that lived in the White House more than 3 times. President Roosevelt was famous for puppy or Fala, a gift from his cousin Margaret Stuckley. The president loved so much Fala seldom go anywhere without it. Prior to had two other terriers named Elanor Duffy and his wife had to Meggie when he came to the White House. More recently, President Bush had two terriers Barney and Beazley named.

Barney starred in two films produced at the White House. Others who had Scottish terrier: Queen Victoria, Eva Braun, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Ed Whitfield, Rudyard Kipling and Polish President Lech Kaczynski. Scottie is also famous for his presence on the board game Monopoly. Since the beginning of the game's popularity has increased, especially in Scotland and America.

The initial group of several highland terriers (including Scottie) has caused some confusion in the breed line. In documents of the early century. 16 does not specify whether Scottie is the predecessor of Skye or vice versa. Scottie was originally bred for hunting badgers and foxes aa Highland, Scotland. Real origin of the breed is obscure and lacking documents.

The first writings about a dog like Scottish terrier dates from 1436. Two hundred years later Sir Joshua Reynolds painted a portrer of a young woman caressing a dog similar to Scottie nowadays. In the 17th century when King James VI became James I of England sent six Scottish Terrier French monarch as a gift. Love and adoration for the breed increased their popularity worldwide.

After the 19th century many writers have stated that in England there are two types of Scottish terriers: the Scotsman who definitely is the English purebred and which was produced by crossbreeding. While some cross-breed to get something else, breeders have tried to standardize the race. In 1881 Scottish Terrier Club of England was founded as the first club dedicated to the breed. Ludlow HL club secretary is responsible for the popularity of the breed in the UK betting south. In 1888 his club infinteaza in Scotland "Scottish Terrier Club of Scotland".

After long debates in 1930 it accepted a new standard that has revolutionized the breed standard recognized by the Kennel Club in England. Scottie was only introduced in America in 1890 and in 1936 was the 3rd most popular breed in the United States. Scottish Terrier enjoys the full attention of the world by winning nine competitions, more than any other breed cat, except wire fox terrier. The first medal was won in 1911 and last in 2010.

Food Scottish Terrier

Food poisoning is one of the most common problems faced by owners of terriers. Why ? Because I do not know how to feed the animal. As I said in the other races not all foods they consume are good man and animal. Some are even prohibited, such as chocolate.

One reason is attributed to a corm amount is 4-5 times lower. Symptoms of food poisoning in humans are the same as diarrhea, vomiting (vomiting), low mood, stomach pain, excessive scratching, skin infections, hair loss, infections. The main foods that provokes dog problems are: beef, chicken, eggs, corn, dairy, soy, wheat.

It takes generations for an animal to develop a tolerance to certain foods. So until they pass at least a few generations please Scottie fed him properly. If you do not know what food to give her best to buy dog ​​food from a store ready to use.

Description Scottish Terrier

Scottish terrier dog Telia is small but has a body and neck MUSCU thick and strong. The legs are short, even too short proportinal with a long neck.

Although it has large paws likes to dig. The ears and tail are characteristic of the breed, they are kept straight at all times. The eyes are small and almond shaped brown or black.

The male weighs 9-10kg and a height of 25cm and felema 8-9 kg with a height of 20-25cm. The coat is rough on the outside but soft and thick at the base. It is generally found in black, but can be white or brindle.

Behavior Scottish Terrier

This breed territorial alert, moving fast, maybe faster than other terrier breeds. Is known to be independent, self assured, playful, intelligent, etc. It was nicknamed "Diehard" because of its nature and determinations of the exhibits. He was described as iubaret, but also stubborn.

It can sometimes be distant, although it was observed that are very loyal to their family and attaches particular person or two more than the rest. Scottish terrier is a very good guard dog that barks only when necessary and cautious with strangers. Raised initially foxes and badgers hunt an animal neinficat. He is willing to chase squirrels, mice, rats, cats, etc.

Training Scottish Terrier

Scottie part of the family and as an important place, his presence affects both your life and your family members, and for there to be a better relationship between him and takes a correct training. As knows several commands with both the communication will be easier. It is like a child who goes to school for the first time.

You should know that by their nature are independent dogs Scottish terriers with a strong personality (some call it stubbornness). It has the natural tendency to take over and be the boss. If you do not control it, it will control you. You have to make him understand that he must do what you tell him and not vice versa. You give the order and execute it, or he does what he wants and he will follow you.

Like any breed should be treated as a child, understanding, patience, never strongly or screaming. No, because once you hit you will not learn anything can become aggressive, it's normal to defend. Training is difficult at first because as I said do not like to be led, but to lead. have patience.

It is recommended that training sessions be short and dense. They should be short and to the point, otherwise the dog may tire and no longer give your attention. Repetition is the mother of learning. When rewarded him with praise, mangaieli and / or small rewards. All family members is better to use the same mode of communication.

Characteristics Scottish Terrier

Two problems or hereditary characteristic of this breed: von Willebrand disease and osteopathy craniomandibulara.

Cramps, sprains was also found in the breed. Cataracts and glaucoma can occur with age.

No skin problems especially in this dog but if he can take contact with the microbe parasites or mange. Lifespan is usually between 11-13 years.

Health Scottish Terrier

Scottie has a great chance to develop some types of cancer. According to research veterinary medical program dating from 1986 may develop one of the six types of cancer: bladder cancer, malignant melanoma, gastric carcinoma, etc.

According to research 20 are more likely to develop bladder cancer than other races. The ratio is 2: 1 to females. Symptoms include frequent urination, infections, etc. In order to help prevent cancer in dogs, the owner should ensure that the animal does not come into contact with herbicides, pesticides, solvents, cigarette smoke, to

Another problem that your dog may have cramps. It divide a hereditary disorder that prevents the animal to move. It is caused by brain dog that because of the pain it goes chaotic (moving picioarului before is no longer normally move your feet to the side) and at a higher speed, even a run tends to fall and even falls most many times.

Von Willebrand disease is an inherited blood clotting disorder in dogs and humans. It can cause a function disorders causing prolonged bleeding. Dogs can see bleeding nose. There are three stages to this disease, I most common and II and III are the most advanced and rare form. Von Willebrand disease is relatively common in scottish terrier.

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