About the Breed

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THE SCOTTIE CHARACTER

The Scottish Terrier is best recognized for its distinctive profile and hard, wiry, weather-resistant outer coat in a black, brindle or wheaten color. Its beard, eyebrows, legs and lower body furnishings are traditionally shaggy. Like many breeds in the terrier group, Scotties are small yet strong and known as fast, alert and playful dogs. The Scottish Terrier is the only breed of dog that has lived in the White House three times, with Presidents Roosevelt and George W. Bush. LEARN MORE…

BREED HISTORY

When you see a Scottie you are visiting with dogs of long ago and witnessing living history, meticulously preserved and brought forward to cherish today. The reasons why the Scottie’s characteristics developed and still exist today are explained in this section through visual timelines and articles. If you admire this breed you will appreciate what it took to perpetuate this iconic dog. LEARN MORE…

HEALTH

The Scottish Terrier has been a recognizable breed since the late 1800’s, thriving in the rough and rugged terrain of the Scottish Highlands. Given his origins, the Diehard is known as a tough, generally healthy dog, protected from the elements by a thick double coat, and from illness by an overall strong, disease-resistant constitution. Conscientious breeders work diligently to identify healthy breeding stock when producing their litters. LEARN MORE…

AKC BREED STANDARD

Every breed of dog recognized by the American Kennel Club has a breed standard, written up by breed experts, which pictures the ideal look of each breed. It describes type, structure, gait and temperament. The standard guides the breeder and dog show judges. Periodically the standard may be updated by the national club. The Scottie standard was updated in 1936. LEARN MORE…

BREEDER EDUCATION

The Scottish Terrier Club of America provides educational support for breeders seeking information and resources on the Scottish Terrier breed. This includes links to our STCA Pedigree Database, Longevity Registry, Registry of Merit, and pertinent articles from our library to assist in making sound breeding decisions. LEARN MORE…

judges EDUCATION

The Scottish Terrier Club of America provides educational opportunities for individuals seeking American Kennel Club approval to judge the Scottish Terrier breed. The purpose of this committee is to present breed seminars and other educational forms that may fulfill this duty throughout the United States. Breeders, exhibitors, and interested persons are encouraged to attend and participate, as well as to those seeking judging approval. LEARN MORE…