The Scotinese boasts a temperament that is a balance of both of its parents. It has a playful, self-assured, independent, and feisty nature that is reminiscent of the Scottish Terrier. However, like the Pekingese, the Scotinese also has a self-assured, royal personality with high-self esteem. This little dog loves having the attention of its owner lavished upon it. Scottish Terriers are fiercely loyal and possess an excellent memory. They rarely forget a person that they meet, even if years have elapsed between the meetings. Their loyalty and exceptional memory are both bestowed on the Scotinese. This sweet little dog usually adores their family members but has a healthy mistrust of strangers. Scotinese dogs are considered exceptional watchdogs and will not hesitate to alert their owners when a stranger is close by.