18-22 lbs
Scottish Terrier
The Scotinese is a designer hybrid dog that was created by a cross between the Scottish Terrier (often referred to as the Scottie) and the Pekingese. It possesses the combined characteristics of both its parent breeds to create a lovable, fluffy bundle of fur that is an ideal lapdog. The Scotinese is relatively short and stands between 10 and 11 inches. It weighs 18 to 22 pounds. Females tend to be a bit smaller than males. They have long, thick hair that can be black, tan, brown, white, or tri-colored. The Scotinese is a companion dog. It thrives as a lapdog but also enjoys daily walks with ample play interaction.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Scottish Terrier and Pekingese

Scotinese Health

Average Size
Male Scotinese size stats
Height: 10-11 inches Weight: 19-22 lbs
Female Scotinese size stats
Height: 10-11 inches Weight: 18-22 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Hemophilia
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Bladder Stones
  • Cancer
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Neurological Conditions
Minor Concerns
  • Stenotic Nares
  • Trichiasis
  • Scottie Cramp
  • Deafness
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Elongated Soft Palate
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Pateller Luxation
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
  • Urolithiasis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Distichiasis
  • Glaucoma
Occasional Tests
  • Spine
  • X-Rays
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Eye examination
  • Blood Analysis
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Thyroid Panel
  • DNA for VWD

Scotinese Breed History

The Scotinese is a relatively new breed so its health history is unknown. Because the Scotinese is a cross between a Pekingese and a Scottish Terrier, the chances are good that it will face the same or similar health issues as its parents. The Scotinese is often not a pure 50/50 mix between the Scottish Terrier and the Pekingese. It is frequently bred over several generations. However, its lineage remains a mix of Scottish Terrier and Pekingese. It is from the union of those two parent breeds that the best qualities of the Scotinese emerge. The Scottish Terrier is a smart, brave, and independent little dog that was bred to hunt vermin in the Scottish Highlands.The breed’s exact origins are unknown but this spunky terrier is deeply entwined in Scottish history. It is believed that farmers bred the dogs to be short, stocky, and strong so they could dig in the burrows of vermin and then dig back out with ease.  Despite, the Scottie’s small size, it has the attitude of a much larger dog. The little dog’s fearless demeanor and agile abilities made it an excellent hunter of badgers and foxes. The Pekingese originated over 2,000 years ago in Western China. They were bred to be the beloved lapdogs of the Buddhist monks and also personal pets of Chinese emperors. This small little dog was named the ‘Pekingese’ after Peking, which was known as China’s Forbidden City.  They were often given as gifts between China's royal family members. The Scotinese is a combination of its two parent breeds and boasts an independent, brave nature rolled into the heart of a sweet-natured lapdog.

Scotinese Breed Appearance

The Scotinese is a small dog with a long body and short legs. It’s sturdy little form and short stature is an ideal combination of both of its parents. This lap-sized dog has a robust little muscular build. The fur of the Scotinese is soft and does not shed excessively. It does grow quickly and requires daily brushing with occasional trims. In most ways, the Scotinese combines the ideal characteristics of the Scottie and the Pekingese to create its own unique lovable appearance. Because the Scotinese is a mix of two dogs that each have very distinct faces, the Scotinese face often differs between dogs. Some Scotinese dogs have a somewhat flat nose and facial features that are reminiscent of the Pekingese and others feature a more pronounced muzzle that looks closer to the profile of the Scottish Terrier. His ears may be upright like the Scottish Terrier parent or long and feathered with fur like the Pekingese. The tail of the Scotinese could be quite furry and curl over the back or be straight, depending on dominant parental genes.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Scotinese eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Scotinese nose
brown Scotinese nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Scotinese coat
brown Scotinese coat
cream Scotinese coat
pied Scotinese coat
red Scotinese coat
fawn Scotinese coat
white Scotinese coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Scotinese wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Scotinese Breed Maintenance

The Scotinese combines the virtually shed-free coat of the Scottish Terrier with the ample, excessive shedding coat of the Pekingese to create a coat that sheds only moderately depending on the season. The Scotinese coat needs daily brushing and minor trims to keep it looking neat and tidy. Otherwise, it could become matted and tangled. The coat will also benefit from a professional trimming every few months. The Scotinese only requires occasional baths, but you should check their ears monthly for any wax accumulation. The nails require monthly trimming. You might also want to brush their teeth regularly to prevent plaque buildup that could lead to gum disease during the dog’s senior years.
Brushes for Scotinese
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Scotinese requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Scotinese Temperament

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.

Scotinese Activity Requirements

The Scottish Terrier requires only moderate exercise. The Pekingese requires very little exercise and is generally happy being a lapdog. The Scotinese is the ideal combination of both the Scottish Terrier and the Pekingese when it comes to activity and is well-suited to apartment life. This spunky little dog enjoys a daily walk but if you don’t feel like taking it for a walk, it will also be happy playing a simple game of fetch in the living room and then spend the rest of the day relaxing in your lap. The Scotinese bonds closely with its owner but also has an independent streak that is inherited from its Scottish Terrier ancestry.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
4 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Scotinese Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Scotinese Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Scotinese size stats at six months
Height: 5.0 inches Weight: 9.5 lbs
Female Scotinese size stats at six months
Height: 5.0 inches Weight: 9.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Scotinese size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 20.5 lbs
Female Scotinese size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 20.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Scotinese size stats at 18 months
Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 20.5 lbs
Female Scotinese size stats at 18 months
Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 20.0 lbs

Scotinese Owner Experiences

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