Toy Scottish Fox Terrier Breed Maintenance
The Scottish Terrier has a long, wiry coat with an undercoat to protect them from the cold temperatures of Scotland. Despite their long fur, their coats shed very minimally. Toy Fox Terriers have a short, smooth coat that sheds moderately. The grooming needs of your Toy Scottish Fox Terrier will depend primarily on which type of coat it inherits from the parent breeds. If your dog has the wiry coat of the Scottie, be sure to brush it weekly to prevent mats and take it to the groomer every two months to be bathed and clipped. If your dog tends more toward the coat of the Toy Scottish Terrier, occasional brushing will be sufficient to remove dead hair. Your Toy Scottish Fox Terrier is prone to sensitive or dry skin, therefore it’s best not to bathe more often than absolutely necessary. It is best to brush your pup’s teeth daily, but at least weekly, in order to prevent tooth decay and gum disease (both of which the Scottish Terrier is prone to). Frequent brushing will also help keep your dog’s breath smelling fresh!