So you’re looking to adopt an Scottish Terrier, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The well-known Scottie silhouette is that of a short-legged but substantial terrier with distinctive furnishings at the beard, legs, and lower body. The wiry topcoat and soft, dense undercoat coat can be black, wheaten yellow, or a brindle-stripe pattern. Bright, piercing eyes, and erect ears and tail, convey keen alertness—a hallmark of Britain’s terrier breeds.The Scottie working style has been described as efficient and businesslike, and their aloofness toward strangers makes them excellent watchdogs. Their hunting instinct remains strong, which can complicate life for the neighbor’s cat, and Scotties are known to be cantankerous around other dogs. This bold and clever Scotsman enjoys brisk walks and upbeat play. A solidly compact dog of vivid personality, the Scottish Terrier is an independent, confident companion of high spirits. Scotties have a dignified, almost-human character. Their terrier persistence has earned the breed the nickname “the Diehard.””
An Scottish Terrier typically ranges from 25.4cm to 25.4cm in height, and weighs from 8.164662660000001kg to 9.979032140000001kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Scottish Terrier breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Scottish Terrier insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.