Scoland Terrier Activity Requirements
The Scoland Terrier is an active little dog, needing her daily walks, ample time to play and romp in the dog park or the fenced back yard, interactive games of fetch, Frisbee, fly ball and obedience and agility training and practice. You should expect to exercise her 1 to 2 hours daily. You should also expect her to want your undivided attention all or most of the time, with her more than willingly happy to cuddle on your lap or next to you in that comfy chair or bed while you watch TV or read. Since she is a smaller canine, she can live nicely in an apartment or condo, provided you are willing to commit to an appropriate exercise regimen daily to manage her high energy levels. She can also live quite nicely in a family home with or without a fenced yard in an urban or rural setting and virtually in any climate as long as appropriate protection and precautions are provided in the temperature extremes. She is a natural digger so be prepared for this activity. Fenced yards may not hold her unless you can give her an appropriate place to dig safely. Also, it is highly recommended that you keep her on leash when she is outside the house, fenced yard or other similar enclosure because she has a high hunting/prey drive. Without this leashing precaution, you could find yourself chasing her through the neighborhood or through the briar or brambles as she bolts after a small animal or interesting scent which has gotten her attention.