Scoland Terrier:Scottish terrier and West Highland White Terrier Mix
Facts & Origin
Scoland Terrier - a hybrid breed
The Scottish Terrier and the West Highland White Terrier are both breeds that originated in Scotland. They are small, handsome dogs that have many fans due to their fearlessness. Although both breeds have the same origin, there are a few important differences. The Scottish Terrier is a very energetic, playful dog, while the West Highland White Terrier is more of a calm and loving companion. Both have thick, short muzzles and coats, as well as a shaggy but soft coat. The West Highland White Terrier, also known as the Westie, is especially popular because of its compact and bold demeanor. Both breeds make great companion dogs and are very affectionate and loyal.
|Life expectancy||10 - 16 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
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Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Scoland Terrier - Such is probably his nature.
A Scoland Terrier is a sociable, intelligent and confident dog. This hybrid breed has an unwavering confidence and gets along well with other dogs and people. It prefers to be the center of attention and loves to receive as much attention as possible.
This breed is known for being affectionate, but determined. She is an avid supporter of family traditions and has a strong, persistent desire to be part of the pack and to be recognized. Most representatives of this breed are friendly, independent, lively, energetic and curious. They are extremely loyal to their owners and family members, but are also compatible companions to strangers.
Scottish terrier and West Highland White Terrier mix dogs are very teachable and there is much to train. With regular education and training methods, they can successfully complete dog sports such as agility, working dog sports and obedience. This dog is so well behaved that it will deliver even the most difficult tricks if explained properly.
Grooming the Scottish terrier and West Highland White terrier mix dog is quick and easy. It only requires regular brushing, proper diet and regular checkups with the vet to keep him healthy. However, this dog breed is prone to misaligned teeth, so their teeth should be cleaned regularly.
Despite its proud character, the Scottish terrier and West Highland White terrier mix is a sensitive and caring breed that needs a lot of love and attention. This cute and docile dog is an indispensable friend and is always ready to put a smile on your face.
Health and breeding information
What diseases can occur in the Scoland Terrier?
Scottish Terriers and West Highland White Terriers are popular purebred dogs that can have a number of diseases. A hybrid of these two dog breeds may have some of the same health problems as the parent breeds, but also some new ones. Here are some of the most common diseases diagnosed in Scottish Terrier West Highland White Terrier hybrids.
Atopy is an allergy to certain substances that are present in the air such as pollen, dust or mold. It can cause sneezing, itching, difficulty breathing and skin rashes. In severe cases, it can lead to asthma.
Cushing's syndrome is a disorder of the endocrine system caused by excessive levels of cortisol in the blood. It can cause your pet to feel overweight, be sleepy, and have their hair fall out.
Elastosis maintains your dog's skin elasticity, but when it's not working properly, it can lead to dry, flaky skin. This condition can also cause excessive pigmentation on the skin, making the coat appear dull, patchy and dull.
Hip dysplasia is a congenital disorder of the joints, especially the hip, that can lead to loss of function of the joint. This can manifest as lameness.
A Scottish Terrier West Highland White Terrier mix may also suffer from heart problems. These include various types of heart muscle disease, heart valve defects, and other abnormal heart rhythms.
It is important to have your dog examined regularly to detect and treat problems early. Only a qualified veterinarian can check oxygen requirements, muscle tone and other signs of health problems.
What does this mixed breed look like?
This mongrel has a compact and firm coat, which consists of two different layers. The upper, shorter part is softer and fuller, while the lower, longer part is dense, straight and firm. The innate color of the coat is black and silver, but other colors and gradations can occur. One can find a wide range of colors of any intensity, as well as white markings. In particular, most of this breed are marked with a black or brown face. Another distinct feature is the typical black mask surrounding the eyes, which is so characteristic of this breed.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
The Scoland Terrier has a short, densely furred coat in various shades of brown, from dark chocolate to a light light brown. Her body is compact, of medium size and she has a long moustache and shaggy hair around the eyes. She weighs a few kilograms and has a shoulder height of 27-33 cm.
May be common in older dogs.
Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
This mix is stubborn, confident, bright and loyal. She likes to be played with and can adjust well to new people or surroundings, especially if socialized at a young age.
The coat of a Scottish Terrier and West Highland White Terrier mix is mostly white, sometimes with a slight gray or dark brown tint. It is short and dense with a thick, dense undercoat.
This mix needs at least half an hour of moderate exercise such as walking, running, bathing, or play time every day to stay healthy.
Yes. She is prone to certain diseases such as OCD, allergies, skin diseases, digestive tract problems and other orthopedic problems.
This mixture usually sheds a lot of fur, so they need to be brushed regularly to avoid tangles. They should also be bathed regularly to keep them clean and hygienic.
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