Scobo Terrier

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15-20 lbs
13-16"
Unknown
Boston Terrier
Scottish Terrier
The Scobo Terrier is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the Scottish Terrier and the Boston Terrier. He will be a fairly small dog, weighing no more than twenty-five pounds at maturity. A dog who loves all members of his family, he is especially good with children. He is not an overly active dog, needing only a minimum amount of daily activity to remain healthy. However, regular activity will keep the Scobo Terrier from getting bored (and possibly getting into mischief). He is highly intelligent and fairly easy to train. Depending upon the coat type the Scobo Terrier inherits, he will likely be low maintenance as well. He makes a loving companion for any family.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Scottish Terrier, Boston Terrier

Scobo Terrier Health

Average Size
Male Scobo Terrier size stats
Height: 13-20 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Female Scobo Terrier size stats
Height: 14-16 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cherry Eye
  • Cataracts
  • Heart Murmur
Minor Concerns
  • Megaesophagus
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Deafness
  • Reverse Sneezing
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Full Body Physical Examination
  • Eye and Ear Examination
  • DNA for VWD

Scobo Terrier Breed History

The Scobo Terrier is a hybrid dog. While he is not a rare hybrid, there is little information about the origins of the mixed breed. However, we can study the origins of the parent breeds in order to understand the history behind the hybrid. The Boston Terrier is truly an American dog. He himself was the result of breeding Bulldogs with the now extinct English White Terrier. Owned by Bostonian Robert C. Hooper, their offspring, known as Judge, is considered the father of the breed. Judge was larger than the current Boston Terrier; he weighed about thirty-two pounds. He was bred only once to a twenty pound white dog named Kate. This produced only one puppy, and, while he wasn't very attractive, he did have other traits that dog breeders wanted to reproduce. He was widely bred as a result. One of his offspring was Tobin's Kate, and it is thought that Kate was bred with French Bulldogs in order to achieve a smaller dog. At one time the Boston was referred to as a bullet head dog or Boston bulldogs. In 1899, the Boston Terrier Club was formed, and in 1893, the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club for the first time. The Scottish Terrier as we know it hails from Scotland; however, his exact origins are unknown. Pliny the Elder described a dog similar to the Scottie in 55 B.C. The Scotch Terrier, thought to be an ancestor of the breed, was a hunter by instinct. Don Leslie also wrote of a small dog similar to the modern Scottish Terrier in his book, A History of Scotland. The Scotch Terrier was low to the ground and was often used to work in the quarries of the land. James I of England sent several dogs to the French monarchs, hoping to impress them. It is believed that the dogs he sent were eventually bred to develop what we know as the modern Scottish Terrier.

Scobo Terrier Breed Appearance

The Scobo Terrier is a small dog. At maturity, he will weigh no more than twenty-five pounds. He is more likely to weigh twenty pounds. He will have short, compact legs. His body will be small, but stocky. His dark eyes may appear to bulge, like the Boston Terrier parent breed. His ears will likely be erect. He  is likely to be dark in color - either black all over, black with brown markings, brown, or brindle. He may have some white markings on his face, although this is rare. His coat texture, however, is a different story. Depending upon the dominant parent breed, his coat may be short and straight, or it may be longer and wiry. He may also have what appears to be a "beard," like the Scottie parent breed. Of course, this is up to genetics.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Scobo Terrier eyes
Hazel
brown Scobo Terrier eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Scobo Terrier nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Scobo Terrier coat
Brindle
brown Scobo Terrier coat
Brown
black Scobo Terrier coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Scobo Terrier straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Scobo Terrier Breed Maintenance

The Scobo Terrier will likely require little maintenance regardless of the type of coat he inherits. Brush him once a week to remove excess hair. He is likely to shed more in the spring and fall, so, during those times of the year, brush him two or three times a week to prevent excess hair from gathering on your clothes and furniture. Bathe him only when necessary. The natural oils of his coat will help him look shiny and clean. Brush his teeth two or three times weekly to prevent tartar buildup and bad breath. To prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily. Clip his nails every two to three weeks provided that he does not wear them down naturally. A good rule of thumb is if you can hear his nails clicking on the tile floor, then it is time to trim his nails.
Brushes for Scobo Terrier
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Scobo Terrier requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Scobo Terrier Temperament

The Scobo Terrier is a sweet, loving dog. He is highly intelligent, and he may even be a little impish at times. His antics will keep you entertained at all times. He never meets a stranger. He may bark and try to appear aggressive should visitors appear at the door; however, he is more likely to give them a warm greeting as soon as they walk in. He is great with children and all other members of the family. In fact, he may be very protective of children. He is very easy to train, but persistency is key. When housebreaking him, take him out at the same time every day. Soon, he will know what you expect of him. He is very eager to please, and this aids in training him. He may be prone to separation anxiety, so the Scobo Terrier may not be a good fit for those who are away from home a good bit. Again, he is a good watch dog  - he will most definitely alert you to anything amiss in his territory - but he is more likely to make friends with a stranger rather than scare a would-be intruder away.

Scobo Terrier Activity Requirements

The Scobo Terrier is a not a dog that requires a lot of activity to stay happy. However, to keep him healthy, you should allow him several short bursts of activity during the day. Keep in mind that giving him these opportunities for activity are good for keeping him from getting bored. When the Scobo Terrier gets bored, he often becomes destructive - chewing on shoes and other valuables. He will also enjoy trips to the dog park, and, once he is fully trained, will have no problem getting off the leash and returning upon your command. He will enjoy outdoor play as well  - under your supervision. Keep in mind that the Boston Terrier parent breed often suffers from brachycephalic syndrome. Allowing him to get too hot or to overexert himself may result in serious health consequences for your Scobo Terrier. Keep water handy if you are out on very hot days, and allow him time to rest if necessary.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Scobo Terrier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Scobo Terrier Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Scobo Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Scobo Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 6 lbs
12 Months
Male Scobo Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Scobo Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 9 lbs
18 Months
Male Scobo Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 16 lbs
Female Scobo Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 14 lbs

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