Scoland Terrier

15-22 lbs
Scottish Terrier
Scotland Terrier, Wescot
The Scoland Terrier is a hybrid mix of the Scottish Terrier and the Westie (West Highland White Terrier), both of whom originated in Scotland.  This hybrid is quite the ultimate terrier, combining playfulness, intelligence, loyalty, love and energy with just the right amount of aggressiveness in a happy and bright puppy package that will instantly melt your heart and become the apple of your eye.  The Scoland Terrier will  entertain, love and guard you and your family with the best of canines, all the while disguised as a cuddly bundle of love and energy.
Companionship, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Scottish Terrier, Westie (West Highland White Terrier)

Scoland Terrier Health

Average Size
Male Scoland Terrier size stats
Height: 10-11 inches Weight: 15-22 lbs
Female Scoland Terrier size stats
Height: 10-11 inches Weight: 15-22 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Seborrhea
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
  • Craniomandibular Osteopathy (Lion Jaw)
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Cataracts
  • Lens Luxation
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  • Persistent Pupillary Membranes (PPM)
  • Chronic Hepatitis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Glaucoma
  • Sebaceous Adenitis (SA)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Malassezia Dermatitis/Otitis
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Leukodstrophies
Occasional Tests
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Brain Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Ear Tests and Myringotomy Tests
  • Yearly Physical Examination
  • Blood Chemistry
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system
  • Dental and Oral Examinations

Scoland Terrier Breed History

The Scoland Terrier is a hybrid mix of the Scottish Terrier and the Westie (West Highland White Terrier). There isn't much historical information available for this hybrid so we'll have to learn more about it from the histories of the parent breeds.  This is truly a vision from the United Kingdom, with both breeds originating in Scotland.  The Scottish Terrier (or at least canines resembling the Scottish Terrier) are said be traced back to about the 1500's when they were described in a book by a man named Don Leslie, or even further back to Pliny the Elder in 55 B.C. when, during the Roman occupation of Britain, he wrote about the "small dog who followed its quarry to the ground".  Though their heritage is somewhat obscure, it is believed to have included the Aberdeen Terrier, a member of a group of terriers known as Skye Terriers which was later split into a number of terriers, one of which is the Scottish Terrier we know and love today.  Originally, the Scottish Terrier was bred to be a fox hunter and ratter as well as eradicator of other vermin.  The talented, spirited and confident Scottish Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 and is the 58th most popular dog in its registry.  The Westie's origins can be traced back to the 1500's when it was developed and bred to hunt small game in the Scottish Highlands, one finding it in mining communities, on farms, in villages, mills, fields, homes and gardens hunting, trapping and killing vermin. The breed color originally was red but, after one of them was mistakenly killed because it looked so much like a fox, they bred to change the color first to cream and ultimately to the white color we see today.  The Westie was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 and is the 41st most popular dog breed in its registry.  The Scoland Terrier hybrid itself is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America and the International Designer Canine Registry.

Scoland Terrier Breed Appearance

The Scoland Terrier is a hybrid mix of the Scottish Terrier and the Westie (West Highland White Terrier) and, as such, can inherit the appearance characteristics of one or both of the parent breeds.  Breeders and owners of the Scoland Terrier describe it as the head being similar to the Westie and the body more like the Scottish Terrier.  She is usually black in color with white markings, though some have indicated the color can also be wheaten.  Her eyes will be round, bright and dark, with a black nose and scissors bite.  Her ears will be erect and triangular and small or medium in size, her tail is of medium length and with fluffy hair, her coat being wiry or hard, double coated with soft dense undercoat and of a length of about 2 inches or so.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Scoland Terrier eyes
Coat Color Possibilities
black Scoland Terrier coat
fawn Scoland Terrier coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Scoland Terrier wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Scoland Terrier Breed Maintenance

The Scoland Terrier is a hybrid which falls into the moderate maintenance category, has a coat which is of medium length, thick and dense double coat which sheds moderately.  Your hybrid will need to be brushed at least once a week to remove loose hair, debris, mats and tangles as well as distribute oils through the coat.  She will need to have her ears checked weekly also, cleaning them as needed with a cotton ball and approved canine ear wash.  While you're grooming her and checking her ears, also be sure to check her toenails, trimming them as needed unless she is able to keep them worn down with her normal daily exercise routine.  All canine breeds are recommended to have their teeth brushed at home at least two to three times a week and the Scoland Terrier is no different.  This brushing regimen at home will help to prevent periodontal disease development and the tooth loss that accompanies it.  She is low on the scale of drooling and smell.
Brushes for Scoland Terrier
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Scoland Terrier requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Scoland Terrier Temperament

The Scoland Terrier is a hybrid mix of the Scottish Terrier and the Westie (West Highland White Terrier) and can inherit the personality and temperament traits of one or both parent breeds.  Owners and breeders of the Scoland Terrier describe her as playful, lovable, intelligent, affectionate, fun and opinionated, a particular trait known of terriers.  They are sensitive to their surroundings and to their human families and have a extremely high level of intelligence which enables them to be able to adapt to many changes in family circumstances and their environment.  Early socialization will definitely be needed to assure they get along well with children and strangers and this is especially important if you have other animals in the household.  One must remember that their hunting instincts come from both parent breeds and is deeply ingrained in them as is the tendency to dig.  While the digging can sometimes be trained out of them, the hunting instinct simply cannot.  Because both parent breeds contribute independence and stubbornness to the bio mix, training will likely be a challenge and must be taken slowly in stages, teaching the simplest of commands and then building on them.  They are not high on the barking scale but they will alert you to strangers and something amiss.  Both parent breeds contribute high levels of energy that will need to be managed daily.  They are naturally curious, again that hunting instinct is kicking in, which means they have an above average chance of getting into mischief when left alone for long periods with those annoying destructive behaviors developing from the boredom resulting from those left-alone periods.

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.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Scoland Terrier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Scoland Terrier Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Scoland Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 13 lbs
Female Scoland Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 13 lbs
12 Months
Male Scoland Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 18 lbs
Female Scoland Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 18 lbs
18 Months
Male Scoland Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 18 lbs
Female Scoland Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 18 lbs

Scoland Terrier Owner Experiences

5 Years
6 People
We got Jones as a young puppy and he was extremely cute, he's very smart, sweet and playful but can also be territorial and aggressive to people he doesn't know. He has brought so much joy to our home.
3 months ago
10 Weeks
3 People
Well strong character, a digger and a chewer
3 months, 1 week ago
4 Years
3 People
I have had Belle since she was 8 weeks old and she Turns 4 on 29 Aug 2019. She has a big personality and is well known where we go shopping we are close mates and she is a striking look girl.
9 months ago
15 Months
3 People
Hamish is my shadow in the house, always keeping me company and sitting alongside me! He is great at playing fetch and loves chasing a ball. We keep his coat short and take him to the groomers every 6-8 weeks. He enjoys playing chase with the cat, they are great friends. He is a lovely dog
1 year, 6 months ago
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
Very loving, fun dog. Can't be let off leash or left alone to roam in house.
2 years, 5 months ago
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