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Scottish Terriers

Also referred to as Aberdeen Terriers

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Scottish Terrier

All About Scottish Terriers

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Average Height & Weight

The Scottish Terrier is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 10 inches.

Weight: 19 to 22 pounds.

Females – Height: 10 inches.

Weight: 18 to 21 pounds.

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Scottish Terrier


Typical Coloring

Scottish Terriers are commonly black, brindle, silver, wheaten and red.






If Scottish Terriers could talk, they’d probably sounded like Bruce Willis in Die Hard. Tough, scrappy, determined and always up for an adventure, they are actually nicknamed “Diehards” because of their hard-charging nature. But despite their spirited temperament, they are also loving, devoted pets.




Activity Level

Scottish Terriers crave action, and they are happiest when they get a little bit every day. They enjoy games and exploring new places, though they’re also content going on walks with their owners. This breed does best in a house with a yard where it can venture whenever it needs to stretch.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

11 to 13 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Scottish Terriers include craniomandibular osteopathy and Von Willebrand Disease. Scotty cramp and intervertebral disc disease are less common but still occur within the breed.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Scottish Terriers have a low tolerance for hot climates and a medium tolerance for cold climates.



Scottish Terrier


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

These feisty dogs make good family pets, though they do have a tendency to bark, which can frighten very young children. Scottish Terriers can be aggressive toward other dogs and household pets.




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