The Scottish Terrier (also known as the Aberdeen Terrier), popularly called the Scottie, is a breed of dog. Initially one of the highland breeds of terrier that were grouped under the name of Skye Terrier, it is one of five breeds of terrier that originated in Scotland, the other four being the modern Skye, Cairn, Dandie Dinmont, and West Highland White Terrier.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
AKC: Illustrated Guide to the Scottish Terrier
Judging the Scottish Terrier
By Kathi Brown with Illustrations by Darle Heck
AKC Video (link - https://youtu.be/wqYDI7OBYEQ😞
View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanKennelClub
Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
STCA Judges education
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care.
2. US: STCA Pedigree Database
3. Finland: FKC Database: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=73
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 1)
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: Skotlanninterrierin rotukohtaisen jalostuksen tavoiteohjelma 2020-2024
US: Article: The OFA/CHIC Health Registry for Scotties
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
RASspecial: Skotsk terrier (Swedish)
Scottish Terrier (Scottie): Dog Breed Profile
Characteristics, History, Care Tips, and Helpful Information for Pet Owners
By Erica Puisis
Updated on 01/24/20
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Finland: Suomen Terrierijärjestö ry: http://www.terrierijarjesto.fi/
UK: The Scottish Terrier Club of England: http://www.stcengland.co.uk/
The West of England Scottish Terrier Club: https://westc.weebly.com/
US: Scottish Terrier Club of America: https://stca.biz/
Sweden: Skottefederationen: https://www.skottefederationen.se/