Scottish Terrier Breed Maintenance
The Scottish Terrier has a coarse top coat with longer length hair at the beard, lower body, and legs. This hair should be brushed two or three times a week for optimum results. During the shedding season, you may want to brush more often. Shaping of the coat should be done once every three months. Bathing is recommended as “when necessary.” The Scottish Terrier needs a moderate amount of exercise. It is recommended that they are given a daily walk in addition to games (such as fetching a ball). The Scottie can tolerate warmer temperatures but is best suited as an inside dog. As long as the Scottie receives adequate exercise, he can live anywhere. Scotties are known to have skin issues including flea allergies, so proper skin care is a must.