Scottish terrier

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Scottish terrier,

breed of short-legged terrierterrier,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs originally bred to start small game and vermin from their burrows or, in the case of several breeds in this group, to go to earth and kill their prey. Today these dogs are raised chiefly as pets.
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 perfected in Scotland in the mid-19th cent. It stands about 10 in. (25 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 18 to 22 lb (8.2–10.0 kg). Its dense, hard, wiry coat is about 2 in. (5 cm) long and may be steel gray, brindle, grizzle, black, sandy, or wheaten in color. A very strong dog for its size, the scottie was originally used to hunt small game, particularly badgers. Today it is raised chiefly as a family pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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The Scottish terrier is absolutely dependable and loyal, but may sometimes appear aloof and independent,'' says the Web site of the American Kennel Club.
After Breed All About It: Scottish Terriers aired, MacDuff became well known to members of the Scottie Lovers on-line news group; and one Christmas he received more Christmas cards than we did
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Ross Kayley and Glyn Blore were on a shopping trip to Chirk when they spotted the two powerhouse animals trying to attack a terrified Scottish terrier which was being shielded by his master and a collie.
Sheena Spence (62), and her husband Alexander Spence (60), were looking after black Scottish terrier Laddie while his owner was in hospital with kidney failure.
Other highlights at Scotland's largest agricultural show include death-defying motorcycle stunts from the Flying Gunners, Scottish Terrier Racing and a grand parade of horses, ponies and donkeys.
A distraught family is appealing for the return of their much-loved pedigree Scottish Terrier after he was stolen from their car.
The dog is now back in the company of the couple's other dog, Storm, a seven-month old Scottish terrier cross Staff, and now has a bigger and safer ball to play with.
We have offered the class periodically for four years,'' said Diane Hill, whose 6-year-old Scottish terrier named McTavish serves as a Red Cross ambassador.
Sharon Slusarcyk's 11-year-old Scottish terrier fell sick with diarrhoea and an agonising skin condition.
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And the experience has encouraged her to continue volunteering - often with Scottish Terrier Radley, who belongs to daughter Robyn, 13, in tow.

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