Scotties at risk!

The Scottish Terrier has been one of Britain’s most popular breeds since the 1950s. The dog is now on the Kennel Club’s at risk register as only 438 puppies were registered in 2018!

Bred in the late 1800s in Scotland for hunting rats, badgers, even foxes. They are confident, with their size belying their tendency for guarding. Like most terriers they do not endure distance running well but are great sprinters with a strong prey drive which may be problematic when out off lead unless suitably trained. They also need early socialisation with pet cats to avoid later problems. A great companion dog but may be wary of outsiders.

So what a shame it has come to this! We will follow with interest.


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