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  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><rss xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" version="2.0"><channel><title><![CDATA[Schulte's Scottish Terriers]]></title><description><![CDATA[Schulte's Scotties ]]></description><link>https://www.scottishterrierpuppies.org/scottishterriersforsale</link><generator>RSS for Node</generator><lastBuildDate>Wed, 22 May 2024 18:47:20 GMT</lastBuildDate><atom:link href="https://www.scottishterrierpuppies.org/blog-feed.xml" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml"/><item><title><![CDATA[Is a Scottish Terrier Right For You?]]></title><description><![CDATA[Is a Scottish Terrier right for you? If you’re looking for a spirited sidekick with an attitude problem, the Scottish Terrier might be...]]></description><link>https://www.scottishterrierpuppies.org/post/is-a-scottish-terrier-right-for-you</link><guid isPermaLink="false">64b5e8a897f20961c7031ab5</guid><category><![CDATA[Scottish Terrier Articles]]></category><pubDate>Tue, 18 Jul 2023 01:34:53 GMT</pubDate><enclosure url="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_dbc34afed45643cd8a34afcb131f7c74~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_400,h_400,al_c,q_80/file.png" length="0" type="image/png"/><dc:creator></dc:creator><content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Is a Scottish Terrier right for you?</p>
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  3. <p>If you’re looking for a spirited sidekick with an attitude problem, the Scottish Terrier might be the dog for you! </p>
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  25. <p>These short little spitfires are like any proper Scot and have fiery tempers.</p>
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  27. <p>The independent and spunky Scottish Terrier can be hard to train, but they’re worth the effort. Scotties are intelligent and dignified, and form strong and loyal bonds with their owners.</p>
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  29. <p>Some facts about the Scottish Terrier breed.</p>
  30. <p>·        Scottish Terriers are ideal for allergy sufferers</p>
  31. <p>·        Low-shedding, Scottish Terriers hardly shed any fur.</p>
  32. <p>·        Low-Drooling</p>
  33. <p>·        About Average when it comes to grooming needs</p>
  34. <p>·        Their small size means that they are great for apartment complexes. </p>
  35. <p>·        Make excellent watchdogs</p>
  36. <p>·         Extremely intelligent</p>
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  39. <p>If you’re a first time Scottish Terrier owner, here is what to look out for.</p>
  40. <p><br /></p>
  41. <p>Here’s what to watch out for :</p>
  42. <ul>
  43.  <li><p>They’re not a good choice for first-time </p></li>
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  46. <p>dog owners.</p>
  47. <ul>
  48.  <li><p>You absolutely have to socialize them and train them for obedience when they’re      puppies, or you run the risk that they’ll be aggressive with other dogs when they’re older.</p></li>
  49.  <li><p>Scotties are in the “challenging to train” dog category. They’re super stubborn,      very independent, and will hold it against you if you lose your temper. They have a mind of their own, for sure.</p></li>
  50.  <li><p>I  should probably add that you can’t trust a Scottish Terrier off-leash, either.</p></li>
  51.  <li><p>Because of their philosophy — the best defense is a good offense — these guys      really aren’t great dog park puppies. They need a lot of exercise though, so you need to have other ways of satisfying their drive.</p></li>
  52.  <li><p>They treat all house guests as potential robbers and murderers. Scotties allow a guest to enter their home, but they will eye them suspiciously the entire time. Honestly, they have kind of dark, satirical personalities.</p></li>
  53.  <li><p>Scottish Terriers are intelligent, but they can be kind of like cats. They know what you want, but they’re just declining the invitation to do it. And, because they’re really smart, you still have to find ways to challenge their brain, or they will get bored and make their own games….at your expense.</p></li>
  54.  <li><p>Scotties are NOT great with crates. You should teach them to deal with it, but you      can’t just leave a Scottie crated for hours on end.</p></li>
  55.  <li><p>You know the expression <em>sink or swim</em>? Scotties sink, they don’t swim.….like, in a literal sense.</p></li>
  56. </ul>
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  59. <ul>
  60.  <li><p>Scottish Terriers love to dig, so say goodbye to that beautiful tomato garden you      just planted.</p></li>
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  63. <p><br /></p>
  64. <p><strong>The  Scottish Terrier</strong></p>
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  67. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_c706e1e0f1fd4f618bfbc199e9430341~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_737,h_553,al_c,q_80/file.png"alt="Schulte Scottish Terriers on a bench."></figure>
  68. <p><strong>Names?</strong></p>
  69. <p>Scottie / Aberdeen Terrier</p>
  70. <p><strong>Hypoallergenic?</strong></p>
  71. <p>Yes</p>
  72. <p><strong>Height</strong></p>
  73. <p>10  inches</p>
  74. <p><strong>Weight</strong></p>
  75. <p>(male)   19 – 22 pounds</p>
  76. <p>(female)   18 – 21 pounds</p>
  77. <p><strong>Lifespan</strong></p>
  78. <p>12 years</p>
  79. <p><strong>Temperament</strong></p>
  80. <p>Intelligent, spirited, confident, independent, loyal, energetic, stubborn, dignified, aloof, affectionate, playful</p>
  81. <p><strong>Colors</strong></p>
  82. <p>Black, brindle, wheaten, silver/black/red brindle</p>
  83. <p><strong>Coat</strong></p>
  84. <p>Medium, wiry, double coat</p>
  85. <p><strong>How much grooming?</strong></p>
  86. <p>Medium / low maintenance — weekly brushing needed, hand stripping preferred</p>
  87. <p><strong>How much shedding</strong></p>
  88. <p>Very low</p>
  89. <p><strong>Dander   levels</strong></p>
  90. <p>Low</p>
  91. <p><strong>Saliva–Drooling   and licking frequency?</strong></p>
  92. <p>Low</p>
  93. <p><strong>Energy   levels</strong></p>
  94. <p>High-energy  breed</p>
  95. <p><strong>How   much exercise do they need?</strong></p>
  96. <p>20 – 40   minute brisk walk daily</p>
  97. <p><strong>Health   problems</strong></p>
  98. <p>Prone to deafness, cataracts, Cushing’s disease</p>
  99. <p><strong>Good   for apartment?</strong></p>
  100. <p>Yes —  but needs daily time outdoors too</p>
  101. <p><strong>Suitable   for kids?</strong></p>
  102. <p>Better with children over 7 years old</p>
  103. <p><strong>How   much do they bark?</strong></p>
  104. <p>Vocal</p>
  105. <p><strong>Can   they be left alone?</strong></p>
  106. <p>Happy to be alone for 4 – 8 hours</p>
  107. <p><strong>Intelligent?</strong></p>
  108. <p>Clever and independent</p>
  109. <p><strong>Trainable?</strong></p>
  110. <p>Can be difficult to train — stubborn at times</p>
  111. <p><strong>How popular as a pet?</strong></p>
  112. <p>Popular  (Ranked 58th in AKC’s most popular breeds list)</p>
  113. <p><strong>Any other important facts?</strong></p>
  114. <p>Scottish  Terriers were originally bred as ‘ratters.’  Scotties would also go up against badgers and other large vermin.</p>
  115. <p>As  loyal pets today, Scottish Terriers still have a strong prey drive and will chase after small animals if given the chance. </p>
  116. <p><br /></p>]]></content:encoded></item><item><title><![CDATA[The Anticipated Delivery Of Our Next Litter of Scottish Terrier Puppies.]]></title><description><![CDATA[Our next couple of litters of Scottish Terrier Puppies is expected in June 2024. These puppies will be ready to go to their new forever...]]></description><link>https://www.scottishterrierpuppies.org/post/scottish-terrier-puppies</link><guid isPermaLink="false">64b1e2236fc13ce731ffbaec</guid><category><![CDATA[Scottish Terriers For Sale]]></category><pubDate>Sat, 15 Jul 2023 00:03:42 GMT</pubDate><enclosure url="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_71f832f4e927483fb81002f399a71732~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_400,h_400,al_c,q_80/file.png" length="0" type="image/png"/><dc:creator></dc:creator><content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><br /></p>
  117. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_71f832f4e927483fb81002f399a71732~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_400,h_400,al_c,q_80/file.png"alt="A black Scottish Terrier Laying on a couch"></figure>
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  122. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_bcb6410ac2664a5482db2feb8e9600b5~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_1000,h_1000,al_c,q_80/file.png"title=" Schulte Scottish Terriers."alt="Adult Scottish Terrier at Schulte Scottish Terriers."></figure>
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  125. <p>Our next couple of litters of Scottish Terrier Puppies is expected in June 2024. These puppies will be ready to go to their new forever homes in Mid to late Aug..</p>
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  127. <p>Get notified when they arrive.</p>
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  133. <p>If you are looking for a Scottish Terrier puppy for sale in Alabama or any other state, we invite you to consider adopting a Scottie puppy from us. You can have your puppy shipped to you either by ground transportation or by using a flight pet nanny. </p>
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  135. <p> We are delighted to sell Scottish Terrier puppies across Alabama and other states. As a responsible breeder, we take great pride in ensuring that our puppies are healthy, happy, and well-socialized before they leave our home.</p>
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  137. <p>We understand that adopting a puppy can be a big decision, and we are here to support you every step of the way. If you choose to adopt a Scottie puppy from us, we will provide you with all the information and guidance you need to ensure your new family member settles in comfortably and receives the care they deserve.</p>
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  139. <p> We understand how important it is for you to safely bring your new puppy home. That&apos;s why we offer two options to make the process as stress-free as possible. Our ground transportation service ensures that your furry friend is transported safely and comfortably overland. </p>
  140. <p>  Alternatively, our flight nanny service provides a more convenient way to transport your pup via air travel. Both options are designed to give you peace of mind and ensure your puppy&apos;s safety and comfort throughout the journey.</p>
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  142. <p>If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our Scottish Terrier puppies, please don&apos;t hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you and help you find the perfect furry addition to your family.</p>
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  146. <p><br /></p>]]></content:encoded></item><item><title><![CDATA[How not to get scammed over buying a puppy. ]]></title><description><![CDATA[If you’re looking for a furry new family member online, chances are good that you’ll find a scam. The Better Business Bureau (BBB)...]]></description><link>https://www.scottishterrierpuppies.org/post/how-not-to-get-scammed-over-buying-a-puppy</link><guid isPermaLink="false">65e4f9b2e15837a11e2fe7e4</guid><pubDate>Sun, 03 Mar 2024 23:04:31 GMT</pubDate><enclosure url="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_632684a74197484eb8c78a6277264c79~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_1000,h_1000,al_c,q_80/file.png" length="0" type="image/png"/><dc:creator></dc:creator><content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><br /></p>
  147. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_632684a74197484eb8c78a6277264c79~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_1000,h_1000,al_c,q_80/file.png"alt="S scottish terrier holding a cup of coffee"></figure>
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  150. <p> If you’re looking for a furry new family member online, chances are good that you’ll find a scam. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) estimates that 80 percent of sponsored search links for pet sales may be fraudulent, advertising animals the supposed sellers don’t own.</p>
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  152. <p>  Pet scams hook consumers with adorable photos and heart-tugging tales of critters in need of forever homes. They usually involve puppies, but any kind of animal that people seek as a companion can be the subject of fraud, from cats and older dogs to birds, horses and exotic pets.</p>
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  154. <p>Please keep in mind that alot of puppy advertisement pictures are fake or stolen pictures. </p>
  155. <p>The number one recommendation I have if buying a new puppy is to have the breeder or seller take a fresh photo of the puppy while holding up a piece of paper with your name and the current date on it. If the breeder cannot do this for you and gives you all kinds of excuses of why they cant. BEWARE.......Then its probably 100% a scammer. </p>
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  157. <p><strong>Warning Signs To Watch Out For:</strong></p>
  158. <ul>
  159.  <li><p>The asking price for a dog or cat is far below the normal rate for a popular breed.</p></li>
  160.  <li><p>Emails from the seller or the shipping company have poor spelling and grammar.</p></li>
  161.  <li><p>The seller demands payment by money transfer (such as Western Union or MoneyGram), <a href="https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/gift-card-payment/" target="_blank">gift card</a> or prepaid debit card.</p></li>
  162.  <li><p>The shipment is continually held up by demands that you wire more money for, say, insurance, pet food, veterinary care or a special crate.</p></li>
  163.  <li><p>A legitimate breeder or seller will provide specific information about their location, including a physical address. 
  164. Be suspicious if the seller avoids providing such details or only offers vague information. Most established breeders can be located on Google Maps. Do a search of the address they give you.<u><a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/51+Peck+Mountain+Rd,+Eva,+AL+35621/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x8889d9eb6a418b25:0xb86487ae47b6c753?sa=X&ved=1t:242&ictx=111" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank"> Example our location HERE</a></u>.</p></li>
  165. </ul>
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  168. <p><strong>How to protect yourself:</strong></p>
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  170. <ul>
  171.  <li><p>Don’t deal with an advertiser or seller who doesn’t provide a phone number or will communicate only by email or text. Make sure you can speak with the person via telephone. </p></li>
  172.  <li><p><span style="background-color: initial;">Ask them to send a video or picture of the dog with them while holding up a piece of paper with something on it like your name. This way you can be sure they physically have the dog with them and can’t fake the video/photo by doing a google search for the stolen pictures. They can’t do a search and find a video with that information on it. Any person that really has the dog for sale wouldn’t mind doing this for you. If they can’t provide the video or picture with this then they more than likely don’t have the dog in their possession and are scamming you.</span></p></li>
  173.  <li><p>Don’t deal with someone who won’t take payment by credit card, which offers you far greater protection in case of fraud or dispute.
  174. If the seller insists on payment through wire transfers, money orders, or cryptocurrencies, it’s definitely a red flag. 
  175. These payment methods are often used by scammers because they are difficult to trace and offer little recourse for the buyer.</p></li>
  176.  <li><p>Don’t believe threats that the animal will suffer or you will face criminal charges if you don’t continue sending money.</p></li>
  177.  <li><p>Don’t be swayed by authentic-looking websites. Scammers swipe photos, videos and testimonials from legitimate pet sites and create detailed web pages for fake transport companies.</p></li>
  178.  <li><p>Do warn your kids and grandkids. An unusually high proportion of victims of online pet scams are in their late teens or 20s, according to the BBB.</p></li>
  179.  <li><p>Do research what reputable breeders are charging for the breed you are interested in. Be skeptical of deep discounts.</p></li>
  180.  <li><p>The person offering the animal insists on shipping and rebuffs offers to collect the pet in <u>person.</u><u><a href="http://person.Be" target="_blank"> </a></u><u><a href="http://person.Be" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(40, 40, 41);"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Be</span></span></a></u><span style="color: rgb(40, 40, 41);"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> aware of breeders that don’t offer pickup and only offer shipping as this is the way scammers operate. They don’t have a kennel therefore won’t provide their address for pickup because they don’t have one.</span></span></p></li>
  181.  <li><p>A legitimate breeder almost always shows their individual breeding dogs (the Moms and Dads) on their website, often with pedigrees or test results listed.
  182. They will also have a puppy contract and give you access to either the exact form or explain what is in the contract, including health guarantees.
  183. </p></li>
  184. </ul>
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  186. <p>Check out Scammers groups on Facebook  <u><a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/badbreederlist/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/groups/badbreederlist/</a></u></p>
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  188. <p>You can report a scammer here <u><a href="https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/" target="_blank">https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/</a></u></p>]]></content:encoded></item><item><title><![CDATA[Why Its Important To Purchase A Scottish Terrier Puppy From A Breeder That Does Genetic Testing]]></title><description><![CDATA[Many kennels aim to produce high-quality dogs for the show ring with the desirable traits that will earn them titles. However, some of...]]></description><link>https://www.scottishterrierpuppies.org/post/why-its-important-to-purchase-a-scottie-from-a-breeder-that-does-genetic-testing</link><guid isPermaLink="false">65b1f009a986876694794ffc</guid><category><![CDATA[Scottish Terriers For Sale]]></category><pubDate>Thu, 25 Jan 2024 06:26:02 GMT</pubDate><enclosure url="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_07391f51993041babc73f0082b1aae0a~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_500,h_500,al_c,q_80/file.png" length="0" type="image/png"/><dc:creator></dc:creator><content:encoded><![CDATA[<p> Many kennels aim to produce high-quality dogs for the show ring with the desirable traits that will earn them titles. However, some of these kennels have been known to cut corners and experiment with their breeding practices, including line breeding. </p>
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  190. <p> Line breeding involves mating closely related dogs such as father to daughter, mother to son, or siblings. While this may make the desired traits more pronounced, it also increases the likelihood of genetic defects and health issues in the offspring. </p>
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  192. <p>Unfortunately, this practice has contributed to some of the problems that Scottish Terriers face today. As responsible pet owners, it&apos;s important to research and choose breeders who prioritize the health and well-being of their dogs over profit and shortcuts and most importantly do genetic testing on all their adults. </p>
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  196. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_07391f51993041babc73f0082b1aae0a~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_500,h_500,al_c,q_80/file.png"alt="Scottish Terrier Puppies laying in baskets"></figure>
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  200. <p>Scottish Terriers are a beloved breed of dog with a long history and a loyal following. However, their gene pool has become alarmingly small in recent years, which can have serious consequences for the health and well-being of these animals. In fact, because of the small gene pool it is not uncommon to see the same names appearing in multiple pedigrees from different Scottish Terrier breeders. </p>
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  202. <p>This situation can be particularly problematic if the breeders do not take care to test their Scotties and choose their matings carefully. If they do not take these precautions, it is very easy to produce puppies that are carriers off or affected by various health issues. Unfortunately, these puppies may then be sold to unsuspecting homes, leading to heartbreak for pet owners and unnecessary suffering for the animals.</p>
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  204. <p style="text-align: left;">As an example of how small the Scottish Terrier gene pool is, In 2019 <u><a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6738071/Experts-warn-Scottie-dog-dying-breed-placed-risk-register.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Daily Mail</a></u><u> </u></p>
  205. <p style="text-align: left;">along with other sites stated that the Scottie dog could be dying out as the breed is placed on the Kennel Club’s ‘at risk’ register. Luckily they are trying to make a come back but this doesn&apos;t help the fact that their is a big risk of not having enough healthy Scotties to breed in the future if Scottish Terrier Breeders doesn&apos;t make it a top priority to genetically test their Scotties and watch their breeding practices more closely. </p>
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  207. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_3c949df0ce26488a94d44ad961baee33~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_400,h_400,al_c,q_80/file.png"alt="Scottish Terrier Puppies In a basket"></figure>
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  210. <p>If you are thinking about purchasing a Scottish Terrier puppy, it&apos;s essential to inquire about the breeder&apos;s genetic testing practices for their adult dogs. Despite testing, it&apos;s not unusual for Scottish Terrier breeders to have a few carriers within their breeding program due to the limited gene pool. </p>
  211. <p>However, responsible breeders are well-versed in the genetic problems that plague this breed and understand how to selectively breed to avoid them. Therefore, genetic testing is a critical aspect of the breeding process, as it helps to ensure the health and well-being of the puppies. </p>
  212. <p><br /></p>
  213. <h2>Common Genetic Problems in Scottish Terriers - Scottish Terriers are prone to several genetic problems that can significantly impact their health and well-being.</h2>
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  215. <p>Some of the genetic problems that Scottish Terriers can have that can be bred out of the breed if all breeders would just test them is: </p>
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  217. <p>1. Von Willebrand Disease: a blood clotting disorder that can lead to excessive bleeding</p>
  218. <p>2. Cerebellar Abiotrophy: a degenerative brain condition affecting coordination and balance</p>
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  220. <h2>Breeding Strategies to Eliminate Genetic Problems</h2>
  221. <h4><strong> </strong></h4>
  222. <p> 1. Genetic testing: Implement a breeding program that focuses on diversity and genetic variability to further minimize the occurrence of genetic problems. This can be achieved by carefully selecting breeding pairs from different bloodlines and closely monitoring the health and genetic history of the offspring. </p>
  223. <p> 2. Selective breeding: choose dogs without genetic problems as breeding partners</p>
  224. <p> 3. Avoid inbreeding: mate unrelated dogs to reduce the risk of passing on genetic issues</p>
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  226. <h2>Purchasing  A Scottish Terrier Puppy That Is Not AKC REgistered</h2>
  227. <h3></h3>
  228. <p>It&apos;s important to note that some Scottish Terrier breeders who are not registered with the AKC have acquired their dogs with Limited AKC registration. This means that there may be restrictions on breeding and registering the puppies but they are breeding them anyway. </p>
  229. <p><br /></p>
  230. <p>The restricted breeding with limited AKC could have been placed for a reason and it could be because one or both of the parents may be carriers of a genetic problem, which could be passed down to the offspring. </p>
  231. <p><br /></p>
  232. <p>If you decide to purchase a Scottish Terrier puppy from a disreputable breeder, such as a puppy mill, who disregards the limited AKC registration and breeds the dogs anyway, there is a higher chance that the puppy may have health issues, including genetic problems. This is because the breeder may register the puppies with a different affiliation as they cannot register them with the AKC. </p>
  233. <p><br /></p>
  234. <p>Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a Scottish Terrier puppy from a reputable breeder who follows AKC guidelines and does the necessary genetic testing. This will ensure that your puppy is healthy, well-cared for, and has a better chance of living a long and happy life.</p>
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  236. <p><br /></p>
  237. <p>In Conclusion</p>
  238. <p>Because of the very small gene pool with Scottish Terriers by opting for a breeder with AKC registered puppies who prioritizes genetic testing, and offers you a genetic defect guarantee you can adopt a Scottish Terrier puppy with confidence, knowing that you are getting a healthy and happy pup.</p>]]></content:encoded></item><item><title><![CDATA[The importance of Giving Your New Scottish Terrier Puppy Probiotics]]></title><description><![CDATA[As a responsible pet owner, it is important to be aware of the health of your Scottish Terrier puppy. During your puppy's stay at our...]]></description><link>https://www.scottishterrierpuppies.org/post/the-importance-of-giving-your-new-scottish-terrier-puppy-probiotics</link><guid isPermaLink="false">658345a4017b67d0f9b83a5d</guid><pubDate>Wed, 20 Dec 2023 20:12:15 GMT</pubDate><enclosure url="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_53ea172a7b6f4c139bdc8b0855154f84~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_400,h_400,al_c,q_80/file.png" length="0" type="image/png"/><dc:creator></dc:creator><content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>  </p>
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  242. <p><br /></p>
  243. <p>As a responsible pet owner, it is important to be aware of the health of your Scottish Terrier puppy. During your puppy&apos;s stay at our kennel, we have provided it with a probiotic, and we highly recommend that you continue to give your new pet a probiotic for a few weeks after taking it home.  Here are some reasons why it is essential to do so: </p>
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  245. <p><br /></p>
  246. <p> 1. At our kennel, we have treated your puppy with wormers and antibiotics. While antibiotics are necessary to treat bacterial infections, they also eliminate good bacteria essential for your puppy&apos;s digestive health. This can lead to digestive issues such as diarrhea or constipation. However, by providing your puppy with a probiotic, you can help restore the essential good bacteria in their system, which can aid digestion and reduce the negative side effects of the antibiotic medication. </p>
  247. <p><br /></p>
  248. <p> 2. When you take your new puppy home, you may want to change its diet. This change in diet can affect your puppy&apos;s digestive system, leading to issues such as diarrhea or vomiting. However, by giving your puppy probiotics, you can help maintain the balance of bacteria in their digestive system. This can make the transition to a new diet smoother, as the probiotics break down the food for your puppy.  </p>
  249. <p><br /></p>
  250. <p><br /></p>
  251. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_bf96956afd8844359e0167073a528865~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_1000,h_1000,al_c,q_80/file.png"alt="Black Scottish Terrier sitting by a bowl"></figure>
  252. <p><br /></p>
  253. <p><br /></p>
  254. <p><br /></p>
  255. <p> Your puppy&apos;s gastrointestinal tract is responsible for about 70% of its immune system. Therefore, maintaining a healthy digestive system is essential to keep your puppy healthy. Probiotics help create a healthy balance of good bacteria in your puppy&apos;s gut, which can reduce the risk of infections and other digestive issues. Additionally, by supporting a healthy immune system, probiotics can help your puppy fight off infections and illnesses.  </p>
  256. <p><br /></p>
  257. <h2>Benefits of Probiotics for Dogs</h2>
  258. <p>Giving your new Scottish Terrier Puppy a regular dose of probiotic supplements can have a range of benefits, not only for dogs that already have issues with their digestive system,  but also as a ‘barrier’ for future issues in healthy dogs. There are so many pros to adding these bacteria to your pet’s diet, including:</p>
  259. <ul>
  260.  <li><p>Reduced levels of cholesterol</p></li>
  261.  <li><p>Properties that act as an anti-inflammatory</p></li>
  262.  <li><p>Helping improve a dog’s resistance to diarrhea</p></li>
  263.  <li><p>Powerful antioxidants</p></li>
  264.  <li><p>Decreasing gas and bad breath</p></li>
  265.  <li><p>Helping fight off the effects of food poisoning</p></li>
  266. </ul>
  267. <p><br /></p>
  268. <p>In conclusion, incorporating probiotics into your new puppy&apos;s diet can have a positive impact on their health and well-being. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are beneficial for the digestive system and can help maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria. By doing so, probiotics can enhance the immune system, support digestion, and even improve skin and coat health. Additionally, probiotics can help prevent diarrhea and other gastrointestinal issues that are common in puppies. Therefore, by continuing to give your new puppy probiotics, you can ensure that they have a healthy and happy start to life.</p>
  269. <p><br /></p>
  270. <p>For more information on the best probiotics for dogs and their benefits, please follow the link below: </p>
  271. <p>https://draxe.com/pet-health/best-probiotics-for-dogs/
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  275. </p>]]></content:encoded></item><item><title><![CDATA[Scottish Terrier Coat Color Changes]]></title><description><![CDATA[Scottish Terrier puppies and adult Scottish Terriers may experience a change in coat color due to various reasons, most of which are...]]></description><link>https://www.scottishterrierpuppies.org/post/scottish-terrier-coat-color-changes</link><guid isPermaLink="false">654939d0cb302dcb6073f002</guid><pubDate>Mon, 06 Nov 2023 19:21:15 GMT</pubDate><enclosure url="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_00945a467f14495e9343a23e4631f583~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_250,h_184,al_c,q_80/file.png" length="0" type="image/png"/><dc:creator></dc:creator><content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><br /></p>
  276. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_00945a467f14495e9343a23e4631f583~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_250,h_184,al_c,q_80/file.png"alt="Four Scottish Terriers sitting on a bench"></figure>
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  281. <p>Scottish Terrier puppies and adult Scottish Terriers may experience a change in coat color due to various reasons, most of which are harmless. <strong>Schulte&apos;s Scotties cannot guarantee the coat color of a puppy as it may change after leaving our kennel. </strong></p>
  282. <p><br /></p>
  283. <p>The most common color transformation that occurs in Scottish Terriers is a change from black to brindle after grooming. The second most common color change is seen in wheaten Scottish Terriers, where the coat color shifts from a deep red to a lighter, more blonde shade.</p>
  284. <p>These changes are due to: </p>
  285. <ul>
  286.  <li><p>Sunlight</p></li>
  287.  <li><p>Undercoats </p></li>
  288.  <li><p>Grooming</p></li>
  289.  <li><p>Health </p></li>
  290.  <li><p>Stress levels </p></li>
  291.  <li><p>Age </p></li>
  292.  <li><p>Nutrition</p></li>
  293. </ul>
  294. <p>Let&apos;s get into these reasons and see why and how they happen.  </p>
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  296. <h3>Sunlight can lighten your Scottish Terrier hair color </h3>
  297. <p>Just like it happens for human hair, sunlight can lighten a dog’s hair considerably. If you’ve noticed your hair getting blonder after a beachside vacation or a summer spent outdoors, you can bet the same thing happens when a dog bathes in sunlight. Hair is bleached by the sun, and it’s completely normal. Shades of brown may turn to light hazel and even blonde. Black may turn into brown, and red into an orange shade.  </p>
  298. <p>If you’ve noticed these lighter shades in your puppy’s or dog’s coat color, it is likely due to the sun. The opposite happens during the colder seasons. Your dog’s hair may become darker during autumn and winter, and this is perfectly normal.  </p>
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  300. <h3>Your puppy’s undercoat is a different shade of color </h3>
  301. <p>It may be a surprise to hear this, but puppies and dogs don’t have the same shade of color for both undercoats and outer coats. Breeds with double coats typically change colors during shedding seasons and this is because, for a little while, their undercoat becomes more visible. The changes aren’t dramatic, and, in some breeds, they are barely noticeable, if at all.  </p>
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  303. <h3>Grooming and shaving can change your puppy’s coat colors </h3>
  304. <p>This may also come as a surprise, but the more you shave your dog, the more its coat texture and color may change. This doesn’t happen for all dogs, but it is a strong possibility. After a dog is shaved, its hair can become lighter in color and softer in texture. It can also change from straight to slightly wavy or even curly as it grows. Your dog’s groomer may tell you this before shaving your dog. Be sure to ask your dog’s groomers about the possible coat changes if they don’t tell you first.  </p>
  305. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_d2acebfe61f148a99c40aae0f0886d82~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_150,h_150,al_c,q_80/file.png"></figure>
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  307. <h3>Some health problems can lead to color changes in puppy coats </h3>
  308. <p>Pigment changes can be caused by underlying health problems, but these are rare and sometimes difficult to identify. Conditions such as cancer, infections, hypothyroidism, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (caused by tick bites) can cause changes in your dog’s or puppy’s coat color. If you suspect any of these, it is best to visit your dog’s veterinarian for a checkup. </p>
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  310. <p><br /></p>
  311. <h3>Vitiligo is possible in dogs too </h3>
  312. <p>Vitiligo, although rare, can cause color changes in puppy and dog coats. The discoloration typically happens around the eyes, lips, and nose. Although not always permanent, the changes are quite obvious. Melanocytes are the cells that aid color pigmentation in dogs, and when these cells don’t work properly, discoloration occurs.  </p>
  313. <p>Vitiligo can be caused by a number of factors, some of which can’t be pinpointed. These include autoimmune problems, genetics, infections, or the presence of a virus.  </p>
  314. <p><br /></p>
  315. <h3>Stress levels can manifest in color changes of the coat </h3>
  316. <p>Stress is another factor that can manifest itself in color changes in a dog’s coat. This typically manifests as excessive shedding or thinning of the hair. When the coat begins shedding more intensely, the undercoat becomes exposed. And seeing as how the undercoat is usually a different color than the topcoat, it </p>
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  318. <p>can be seen as an obvious change in color.  </p>
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  320. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_50300163ed184abeab06b9cd5a22287b~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_1000,h_1000,al_c,q_80/file.png"alt="Four Black Scottish Terrier Puppies Laying on a couch"></figure>
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  322. <h3>Age plays a big part in the discoloration of senior dog coat colors </h3>
  323. <p>Just like you see signs of aging in a person’s hair color, you</p>
  324. <p><br /></p>
  325. <p> can notice it in a dog’s coat color. The discoloration of coat colors in dogs typically occurs around the eyes and muzzle, and it’s more visible in dogs that have a darker coat. Other parts of the dog’s fur can become lighter/grayish as they age, but the most visible parts are around the face.  </p>
  326. <h3>Nutrition has a say in your puppy’s coat color </h3>
  327. <p>Nutrition can also play a big part in your puppy’s color changes. It happens for adult dogs as well. Puppies and dogs need a balanced diet, one that includes minerals, protein, and vitamins. If your dog has any deficiencies due to nutrition, this can manifest itself in coat color changes. The color typically becomes less intense or even appears faded. The hair may also become thinner and begin to shed more noticeably.  </p>
  328. <p><br /></p>]]></content:encoded></item><item><title><![CDATA[ Health Concerns You Should Be Aware Of When Purchasing a Scottish Terrier]]></title><description><![CDATA[Scottish Terriers, affectionately known as Scotties, are a small, sturdy breed with a big personality. While they are generally healthy,...]]></description><link>https://www.scottishterrierpuppies.org/post/detailed-health-concerns-when-purchasing-a-scottish-terrier</link><guid isPermaLink="false">6522ae7d4bce0bc9344786a2</guid><category><![CDATA[Scottish Terrier Articles]]></category><pubDate>Sun, 08 Oct 2023 14:27:23 GMT</pubDate><enclosure url="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_53f43798cd614ca0ad4fb62b7aa3da7b~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_512,h_512,al_c,q_80/file.png" length="0" type="image/png"/><dc:creator></dc:creator><content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><br /></p>
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  333. <p>Scottish Terriers, affectionately known as Scotties, are a small, sturdy breed with a big personality. While they are generally healthy, they can be prone to certain breed-specific health conditions. Here&apos;s a more detailed look at these potential health concerns:</p>
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  338. <p><strong>1.</strong><strong> Von Willebrand&apos;s Disease</strong></p>
  339. <p>Von Willebrand&apos;s disease is a genetic disorder that affects the blood&apos;s ability to clot. It&apos;s the most common inherited blood clotting disorder in dogs, and Scottish Terriers are one of the breeds most frequently affected. Dogs with this condition may experience excessive bleeding after an injury or surgery. They may also have spontaneous bleeding from the nose, gums, or other areas. Unfortunately, there&apos;s no cure for Von Willebrand&apos;s disease, but it can be managed with treatments like blood transfusions and medications to help with clotting. Regular monitoring and close collaboration with a veterinarian are crucial in ensuring the best possible management for dogs with Von Willebrand&apos;s disease. In addition to medical interventions, owners can also play a vital role in preventing excessive bleeding by taking certain precautions. Simple measures, such as avoiding rough play or activities that may lead to injuries, can significantly reduce the risk of bleeding episodes. Additionally, maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups can help prevent gum bleeding and oral complications. With proper care and management, dogs with Von Willebrand&apos;s disease can lead happy and fulfilling lives. </p>
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  346. <p><strong>2. </strong><strong>Craniomandibular Osteopathy</strong></p>
  347. <p>Craniomandibular osteoarthritis (CMO) is a developmental condition in which the bones of the skull and lower jaw grow too large. This can lead to painful swelling and difficulty eating. Symptoms usually appear between the ages of 3 and 8 months. While there&apos;s no cure for CMO, pain can be managed with medication, and many dogs will outgrow the condition by the time they are about a year old. With proper management and care, dogs with craniomandibular osteopathy can still lead happy lives. Owners can work closely with their veterinarian to develop a pain management plan that includes medication and other supportive therapies. Additionally, as most dogs outgrow the condition by the age of one, there is hope for an improved quality of life as they mature.</p>
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  354. <p><strong>3. </strong><strong>Scottie Cramp</strong></p>
  355. <p>Scottie Cramp is a neurological disorder unique to Scottish Terriers. It&apos;s characterized by a temporary but severe stiffness or cramp in the dog&apos;s legs, especially after exercise or excitement. While it can be alarming to witness, episodes are not painful and do not seem to affect the dog&apos;s overall health. There&apos;s no specific treatment for Scottie cramps, but keeping the dog calm and avoiding triggers can help manage the condition. </p>
  356. <p>Regular exercise and physical therapy can also be beneficial for dogs with Scottie Cramp, as it helps maintain muscle tone and flexibility. Additionally, providing a stress-free environment and reducing exposure to potential triggers such as loud noises or sudden movements can help prevent episodes. While this disorder may pose some challenges, with proper care and management, Scottish Terriers affected by Scottie Cramp can still lead happy and fulfilling lives.</p>
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  358. <p>View a video of a Scottish Terrier with Scottie Cramp here.</p>
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  365. <p><strong>4. </strong><strong>Patellar luxation</strong></p>
  366. <p>Patellar luxation, or slipped stifles, is a common condition in small dogs where the patella, or kneecap, dislocates or moves out of its normal location. Mild cases may cause the dog to skip or hop while walking, while severe cases can cause lameness or an abnormal gait. Treatment ranges from rest and anti-inflammatory medications to surgery in severe cases. With proper care and management, dogs affected by patellar luxation can still lead happy and fulfilling lives. Mild cases can often be managed with rest and medication to reduce inflammation, allowing the patella to naturally realign. However, in severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the dislocation and provide long-term relief. Regular check-ups and monitoring by a veterinarian are important to ensure the condition is properly managed and to prevent any further complications.</p>
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  373. <p><strong>5. </strong><strong>Cushing&apos;s disease</strong></p>
  374. <p>Cushing&apos;s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, occurs when the dog&apos;s body produces too much cortisol. This can lead to symptoms like increased thirst and urination, increased appetite, panting, high blood pressure, and skin problems. Treatment usually involves medication to control the production of cortisol and regular vet check-ups to monitor the condition. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the tumor causing the excessive cortisol production. Pet owners must work closely with their veterinarian to determine the best treatment plan for their dog and to ensure proper follow-up care. With proper management and regular check-ups, dogs with Cushing&apos;s disease can live comfortable and happy lives. For example, if a dog is diagnosed with Cushing&apos;s disease, the veterinarian may prescribe medication such as trilostane to regulate cortisol production. The pet owner would need to administer the medication as directed and schedule regular vet check-ups to monitor the dog&apos;s condition and adjust the dosage if necessary. In some severe cases where a tumor is causing excessive cortisol production, surgery may be recommended to remove the tumor and alleviate the symptoms of Cushing&apos;s disease.</p>
  375. <p>If your vet finds the following symptoms, your Scottie probably has Cushing&apos;s Syndrome: </p>
  376. <ul>
  377.  <li><p><strong>The dog is drinking copious amounts of water and urinating frequently.</strong></p></li>
  378.  <li><p><strong>The dog has an elevated SGPT.</strong></p></li>
  379.  <li><p><strong>The dog has an elevated alkaline phophatase level</strong>.</p></li>
  380. </ul>
  381. <p>Watch Video on how to support a Scottish Terrier with Cushings disease.</p>
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  387. <p><strong>6. </strong><strong>Skin problems</strong></p>
  388. <p>Scottish Terriers are prone to a variety of skin conditions, including allergies, which can cause itchy, red, and inflamed skin. They are also more likely than other breeds to develop melanoma and bladder cancer. Regular grooming can help keep the skin healthy, and any changes in the skin or coat should be checked by a vet.</p>
  389. <p>Remember that not all Scottish Terriers will have these health issues, even though they are more prevalent in this breed. A balanced diet, regular vet visits, and an active lifestyle can all greatly contribute to the health of your Scottish Terrier. If you detect any changes in your dog&apos;s health or behavior, you should always visit a veterinarian. A balanced diet, regular vet visits, and an active lifestyle can all greatly contribute to the health of your Scottish Terrier. If you detect any changes in your dog&apos;s health or behavior, you should always visit a veterinarian. Additionally, giving your Scottish Terrier regular brushing can help maintain the condition of their skin and lower their chances of acquiring melanoma and bladder cancer. By being watchful and making preparations, you can ensure a happy and healthy life for your beloved Scottie.</p>
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  409. <p> For example, a detailed example related to the input would be if you noticed that your Scottish Terrier was experiencing sudden weight loss and lethargy. After consulting with your vet, it may be discovered that your dog has an underlying health issue, such as hypothyroidism. Through regular vet check-ups and a balanced diet tailored to manage the condition, you can help maintain your dog&apos;s health and well-being. Additionally, engaging in regular exercise and mental stimulation can also contribute to a healthy lifestyle for your Scottish Terrier. It is important to monitor your dog&apos;s weight closely and consult with your vet if you notice any sudden changes. Hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones, can cause weight loss and lethargy in dogs. Your vet may recommend medication to regulate your dog&apos;s thyroid levels and a special diet to support their overall health. Regular exercise and mental stimulation, such as interactive toys or training sessions, can also help keep your Scottish Terrier active and happy. Remember, a combination of proper medical care, nutrition, and an active lifestyle is crucial for maintaining your dog&apos;s well-being.</p>
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  416. <p> It is crucial to select a breeder who can offer you a healthy and well-taken-care-of puppy and has adequate knowledge about all the conditions that affect the Scottish Terrier breed. A responsible breeder will conduct genetic testing on their breeding dogs to identify any inherited health problems and ensure that they are free from them. Although there are no tests available for all Scottish Terrier ailments, testing for as much as possible can help reduce the prevalence of such issues. A responsible breeder must prioritize the health of their Scottish Terriers and minimize the risk of passing on inherited health problems to their puppies.</p>
  417. <p><br /></p>
  418. <p>At Schulte&apos;s Scotties, we conduct all necessary health tests on our adult dogs to reduce the risk of passing on any genetic defects to our puppies.</p>
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  422. <p><strong>Do you have a Scottie? </strong></p>
  423. <p><strong>We want to hear all about your experiences! By sharing your insights in the comments below, you can help others who own Scotties or are considering getting one. Your thoughts or suggestions on this article would be a welcome and appreciated addition so don&apos;t hesitate to leave a comment below.</strong></p>]]></content:encoded></item><item><title><![CDATA[Choosing the Perfect Scottish Terrier Color for Your Family-Wheaten, Black or Brindle.]]></title><description><![CDATA[Research The Difference In Scottish Terrier Personalities Before Choosing The Color Of Scottish Terrier For Your Family. Scottish...]]></description><link>https://www.scottishterrierpuppies.org/post/scottish-terrier-coat-colors</link><guid isPermaLink="false">6517244da7829fbc5f340e51</guid><category><![CDATA[Scottish Terriers For Sale]]></category><pubDate>Fri, 29 Sep 2023 19:57:31 GMT</pubDate><enclosure url="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_e4d3f72728a144e69a3c79cc6deb98c4~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_640,h_480,al_c,q_80/file.png" length="0" type="image/png"/><dc:creator></dc:creator><content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><br /></p>
  424. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_cb616742c55d4dbda0cbf92924555172~mv2.webp/v1/fit/w_400,h_400,al_c,q_80/file.png"alt="Two black Scottish Terriers in a basket"></figure>
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  444. <h2>Research The Difference In Scottish Terrier Personalities Before Choosing The Color Of Scottish Terrier For Your Family.</h2>
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  448. <p>  Scottish terriers, known for their distinctive appearance and spirited nature, have gained immense popularity as a breed over the years. With their iconic beards and wiry coats, they captivate dog lovers across the world. They are primarily found in these color variations - blacks, brindles and wheaten, each possessing its own unique charm and allure. The elegant black Scottish terriers exude a sense of regality, while the warm and earthy wheaten&apos;s showcase a softer and more approachable side of the breed.</p>
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  450. <p> When considering a Scottish terrier as a pet, it is crucial to take their temperament into account. While their appearance may be stunning, it is their personality that will ultimately determine if they are the right fit for your lifestyle. Scottish terriers are known for their independent and sometimes stubborn nature, requiring an owner who is patient and consistent in training.</p>
  451. <p>  However, their loyalty and devotion to their family make them incredibly rewarding companions for those who are willing to put in the time and effort to nurture a strong bond. Choosing a Scottish terrier with a temperament that aligns with your own will ensure a harmonious and fulfilling relationship for both you and your pet.</p>
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  455. <figure><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/769655_2981083facc74e3cba4f3e81fcdff4a7~mv2.png/v1/fit/w_1000,h_1000,al_c,q_80/file.png"alt="Two Wheaten and two black scottish terrier puppies laying on a couch."></figure>
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  460. <h2><u>II</u>. The General Temperament Traits Of Black And Brindle Scottish Terriers</h2>
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  463. <p> Black and brindle Scottish Terriers, like their counterparts, are known for their strong-willed and independent nature. They possess a confident and determined personality, making them a great choice for individuals who are equally as assertive and firm in their approach to training. While they may be a bit stubborn at times, their intelligence and eagerness to please can make them quick learners when given consistent and positive reinforcement. Additionally, black and brindle Scottish Terriers are typically reserved and wary of strangers, making them excellent watchdogs.</p>
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  465. <p> However, early socialization and exposure to different people and situations can help them become more accepting and friendly towards unfamiliar people. This can also help prevent any potential aggression or fear-based behaviors.</p>
  466. <p> Being alert and independent are also notable traits of black and Brindle Scottish Terriers. They are always on high alert, ready to protect their loved ones and their territory. This, combined with their independent nature, makes them a breed that is not easily swayed or influenced by others. They have a strong sense of self and are not easily persuaded to do something they do not want to do. However, this independence can also lead to stubbornness and a strong-willed personality, requiring a firm and consistent hand in training and discipline. </p>
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  469. <p> Overall, the black and brindle Scottish Terriers are a unique and fascinating breed with a combination of qualities that make them both intriguing and challenging to handle. Their independent nature can make them a bit aloof towards strangers, but they are fiercely loyal and protective of their loved ones. Despite their small size, they possess a fearless and tenacious spirit, which makes them excellent watchdogs. Their distinctive appearance, with their wiry coat and iconic beard, adds to their charm and appeal. Scottish Terriers are truly a breed that stands out from the crowd and captivates the hearts of those who appreciate their individuality. </p>
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  471. <p>Trait Recap</p>
  472. <p>·       Strong-willed and sometimes stubborn-natured</p>
  473. <p>·       Reserved or aloof with strangers, but affectionate with their families</p>
  474. <p>·       Have a tendency to be more cautious or skeptical</p>
  475. <p>·       Can be prone to territorial or protective tendencies</p>
  476. <p>·       May require consistent socialization and training to prevent aggression</p>
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  484. <h2><u>III. The Temperament of Wheaten Scottish Terriers</u></h2>
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  487. <p> Wheaten Scottish Terriers are typically more relaxed than brindles or blacks, yet they can occasionally be stubborn and strong-willed. When interacting with strangers, they could come off as quiet or distant, but they are devoted to and protective of their families. They can be territorial, just like the blacks and brindles, and have a propensity for caution or skepticism.</p>
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  489. <p> Overall, their temperament requires patience and understanding from their owners, as they are independent and unique individuals. However, with proper care and training, they can become loyal and loving companions.</p>
  490. <p> For families with young children or older individuals, they are excellent companions because of their playful yet more laid-back attitude. They two like different activities, such as fetch or long walks, just like the black and brindle Scottish terriers. They can easily adjust to new situations and interact socially with both people and other canines thanks to their vivacious personalities. They are also fantastic choices for families with young children because of their fun nature, which can give them countless hours of enjoyment.</p>
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  492. <p> The Wheatens tend to be more friendly and sociable with people and other animals, making them an excellent fit for families that already own another dog. They are known to be very welcoming and accepting of new friends. Their curiosity and eagerness to explore make them a delight to be around. Whether it&apos;s at the dog park or a family gathering, the wheaten Scottish terriers are always ready to make new connections and create lasting bonds. Their friendly and sociable nature truly sets them apart as the perfect companion for anyone seeking a loyal and loving furry friend.</p>
  493. <p> Due to their laid-back attitude, Wheatens are typically a little simpler to train. making learning easy. Because of their intelligence and desire to please, owners find it simpler to teach dogs orders and tricks. They are able to concentrate throughout training sessions thanks to their patient and quiet disposition, and they swiftly learn new skills. The Wheatens can readily develop into well-behaved and obedient pets with the correct positive reinforcement and persistence.</p>
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  499. <p> Whether you pick a Scottish Terrier in black, brindle, or wheaten color, all of the variations exhibit the same distinct behavioral traits, including a fondness for digging. It is not uncommon to find them happily digging up your garden or creating small holes in your backyard. They also have a keen sense of curiosity and are known to explore their surroundings with enthusiasm. Another unique behavior is their tendency to be vocal and alert, often barking to alert their owners of any potential threats or strangers approaching. These characteristics add to their charm and make them even more endearing to their owners.</p>
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  502. <p>In Conclusion:</p>
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  504. <p>  One might argue that there are some slight behavioral differences among Scottish Terriers based on their coat color. We hope to provide some insight into how coat color may help influence the temperament and behavior of Scottish Terriers. While it is true that different colors in Scottish Terriers can sometimes be associated with different traits and characteristics, it is important to note that individual temperament and personality can vary greatly within the same color group. </p>
  505. <p> This means that while certain colors may have a tendency to exhibit certain traits, it is not a guarantee and should be taken into consideration alongside other factors when assessing a Scottish Terrier&apos;s temperament. Additionally, it is crucial to remember that proper socialization and training play a significant role in shaping a dog&apos;s behavior, regardless of their coat color.</p>
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  508. <p><strong>Do you have a Scottie? </strong></p>
  509. <p><strong>We want to hear all about your experiences! By sharing your insights in the comments below, you can help others who own Scotties or are considering getting one. Your thoughts or suggestions on this article would be a welcome and appreciated addition so dont hesitate to leave a comment below.</strong></p>
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