Scottish Terrier: Health Issues & Personality
Scottish Terrier:

The Scottie's grooming is similar to that of the Fox Terrier.  Hair is not removed from the face but is combed towards the front.  The area about the ears is sheared, and the leg areas are trimmed.  The coat is left long on the chest and abdomen, to make the Scottie appear even closer to the ground, and is layer-cut on the tail.  While a robust animal, the Scottie house-dog is prone to skin diseases and obesity.
Average Lifespan Of The Scottish Terrier: 12-14 years.
Average Weight: 19-23lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

PPM (Persistent Pupillary Membrane)
"Scottie Cramp" Syndrome: This disorder is exclusive to the Scottie and is not deemed serious.  Essentially, as a Scottie becomes more and more excited from exercising, fighting, mating, etc., its ability to walk properly is affected.  Once the excitement ends, so do the symptoms.
Cystine Crystals In Urine: See Kidney Disorders In Dogs.
Uterine Inertia:
Failure to express pups at term.
Craniomandibular Osteopathy:
Deformity of the jaw.
Achondroplasia: Abnormal cartilage development, common in "long and low" breeds such as the Scottie.
Atopic Dermatitis:
An allergic skin disorder. See skin diseases in dogs.
Cancer (Melanoma)
Scottish Terrier
Exercise Requirements: 4/5
Affection Level: 3/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 3/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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