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The Scottie is one of the oldest Terrier breeds. " Bonnie Scotland " sure deseves her
wonderful name. Best get on with the Standard ....................
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Face should always wear a sharpe active keen expression. Both
head & tail should be carried well up. A very compact well muscled & powerful dog.
Giving the impression of immense power in a small size dog.
SKULL : Long of medium length & width. Slightly domed & covered with short hard hair. It
should not lie flat as there should be a slight drop between the eyes.
MUZZLE : In proportion to the length of the skull. With not too much tapering towards the
NOSE : Should be Black & of good size. The nose projects somewhat over the mouth giving
the impression that the upper jaw is longer tha the bottom jaw.
TEETH : Should be evenly spaced. Level or Scissor bite. With the latter being preferably.
EYES : Set wide apart. Small almond shape not round. Colour should be dark brown or
nearly black. To be bright & piecing & set well under the brow.
EARS : Small, prick. Set well up on the skull. Rather pointed but not cut. The hair should
be soft & velvety.
NECK : Moderately short. Thick & muscular. Strongly set into sloping shoulders. But not
too as to appear to be clumsy.
CHEST : Body very deep & well let down between the forelegs.
BODY : Moderately short & well ribbed up with strong loin. Deep flanks & very muscular
LEGS & FEET : Both forelegs & hindlegs should be short & very heavy in bone in
proportion to the size of the dog.
FORELEGS : Straight or slightly bent with elbows close to the body. Scottish Terriers
should not be out at the elbows. The stifles should be well bent & legs straight from hock
to heel. Thighs very muscular Feet round. Thick with strong nails. Forefeeet larger than
the hindfeet. NOTE - The gait of the Sottish Terrier is perculiarly in it's movement. This is
very desirable characturistic of the breed. It is not the square trot or the walk that is
desirable in long legged breeds. The forelegs do not move in exact planes, rather in
reaching out incined.slightly inwards. This is due to the shortness of leg & width of chest.
The action of the rear legs should be square & true & at the trot both the hocks & stifles
should be flexed with a vigourous motion.
TAIL : Never cut & about 7 1/2 inches long. Carried with a slight curve. But not held over
Coat : Rather short about 2 inches. Dense undercoat with outer coat hard & wiry.
SIZE & WEIGHT : Equal consideration must be given to height, length of back. Height at
shoulder for eithr sex should be about 10 inches. Generally well balanced a Scottish
Terrier dog should weigh from 19 to 20 pounds, & a bitch from 18 to 21 pounds. The
princiable object must be symmerty & balance.
COLOUR : Steel. Iron Grey. Brindled or Grizzled. Black. Sandy or wheaten. White markings
are MOST OBJECTIONABLE & can only be allowed on the chest & that to a small extent only.
PENALTIES : Soft coat. Round or light eye. Over or Undershot jaw. Obviously under or over
size. Shyness. Timidity. Failure to show with head & tail up are faults to be penalized. No
Judge should put up a winners or best fo breed to any Scottish Terrier not showing the
real Terrier characture in the ring.
Again I beg you to do your homework, study. Contact reliable, responsible reputable
Breeders Go to dog shows See the breeds in action. You can learn an awful lot from the
show people. Anyway please try to remember to NOT buy your puppy from unknown
sources. The puppy could have come from a puppy mill or puppy broker. Please remember
this is a family dog & if it was brought as pet, please Spay/Neuter them.
Many Blessings to you all. Enjoy Scotland.
Country of origin: Do I really have to tell you???
SCOTLAND UNITED KINGDOM
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