Scottish Terrier Dog (Scottie)
Category: Terrier Dogs
Facts about Scottish Terrier Dogs, "Scientific name for Scottish Terrier Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Scottish Terrier is a breed of dog originated in Scotland, and it is generally called as the Scottie. It is one among the highland terrier breeds and the group is called as Skye Terrier. The Scottish Terrier Dog is one among the five breeds of terrier, the other four being the Cairn, modern Skye, West Highland White Terrier Dog and Dandie Dinmont Dog. They are self-determining and rough breeds with a thin external coat and a flexible thick undercoat. The modern Scottish Terrier is capable of tracing its lineage back to a female, called Splinter II.
Appearance of Scottish Terrier dogs.
The Scottish Terrier Dog is a miniature, compact, small-legged, strongly-built terrier of healthy bone and substance. This breed has a solid, thin, weather-resistant fur and a solid-set, cobby body that is hung between small, heavy legs. The Scottish Terrier Dogs feature with very special devoted, sharp, varminty expression, and the vertical ears and tail are their prominent features. The courageous, confident, distinguished aspect of the Scottish Terrier Dog demonstrates the power in a small package. Scottish Terrier Dog have tiny, dazzling and piercing eyes. The color of the body of the Scottish Terrier Dog is usually dark brown or almost black and they have tiny, prick, well-set ears on the head, but never cut. Their body is covered with the short smooth hair.
Scottish Terrier Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Scottish Terrier Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Scottish Terrier Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Scottish Terrier Dogs eye protected and moist. Scottish Terrier Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The height at withers for both male and female Scottish Terrier Dogs is approximately 9 13/16 inches (25cm), and the length of the backside from withers to tail is approximately 11 inches (28 cm). Generally, a well-balanced male Scottish Terrier Dog weighs 22 pounds (10kg) and a female Scottish Terrier Dog weighs 20.9 pounds 9.5 kg. The coat of a typical Scottish Terrier Dog is trimmed and mixed into the furnishings to offer a different Scottish Terrier Dog outline. The longer fur on the legs, beard and lower body may be somewhat softer than the body fur, but does not appear fluffy.
The fur colors vary from dark gray to jet black, or brindle, a blend of brown and black. Scottish Terrier dogs with wheaten furs occasionally occur, and are analogous in look to the West Highland White Terrie or Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Dog
Scottish Terrier dogs breed of dogs are defensive, alert, swift moving and energetic, maybe even more than other terrier varieties. The Scottish Terrier Dogs are recognized to be self-governing and self-confident, playful, clever and has the pet name called Diehard owing to their rough nature and everlasting determination. Though the Scottish Terrier Dogs are being described as extremely loving, they are as well, referred to as stubborn. Occasionally, they are described as an unfriendly breed, even though it has been renowned that they are inclined to be very reliable to their family and are identified to attach themselves to a few people.
It has been recommended that the Scottish Terrier Dog breed of dog can make a good overseer owing to its inclination to bark only when required and for the reason that it is usually reserved with unfamiliar people, though this is not the case at all times. The Scottish Terrier Dog have been portrayed as a courageous breed that may be violent around other dogs if not introduced at a premature age. The Scottish Terrier Dogs were initially bred to hunt and fight pesters. Consequently, the breed is prone to excavate, including chase small pests, such as rats, squirrels and mice.
Average body temperature for a Scottish Terrier Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Scottish Terrier Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Scottish Terrier Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before theyâ€™re puppies are born.
A Scottish Terrier Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A Scottish Terrier Dogâ€™s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or smallâ€“ 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Scottish Terrier Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Scottish Terrier Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Scottish Terrier puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Scottish Terrier Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Even though black color is traditional for a Scottish Terrier Dog, Wheaten Scottie Dog can be found, too.
Two hereditary health concerns that are observed in the Scottish Terrier Dogs breed include: The number one heath problems amongst Scottish Terrier Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Scottish Terrier Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Scottish Terrier Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. Also craniomandibular osteopathy and von Willebrand disease. Occasionally, patellar luxation, Scottie cramp and cerebellar abiotrophy are the other health concerns observed in this breed. Common eye disorders such as glaucoma and cataracts can appear in these dogs as they age. There are no particular skin conditions that have an effect on the Scottish Terrier Dog, but they can be influenced by common dog associated disorders, such as mange and parasites.
Scottish Terrier Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Scottish Terrier Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Scottish Terrier Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Scottish Terrier Dogâ€™s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Scottish Terrier Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Scottish Terrier Dogâ€™s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
The average lifespan of a Scottish Terrier breed is 13 years.
The Scottish Terrier In 1885 was recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club).
Scottish Terrier Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breedâ€™s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.