Scoland Terrier

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Scoland Terrier History

The Scoland terrier is a medium-size, wire-haired, working terrier. The Scoland is a very old Scottish breed of dog, which is thought to date back to the 16th century. The head is wedge-shaped, with slightly rounded skull, occipital protuberance, and pronounced stop. The temperament is lively, fearless, and loyal. The coat is short, hard, and wiry.

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Country of Origin


Scoland Terrier Physical Characteristics

The Shetland Sheepdog is a medium-to-large breed of herding and pet dog. It is similar in appearance to the Scottish Highland and Border Collies. The breed is also known as a Rough and Smooth or Scotch Shepherd, and in the plural, as “Shelties”. The word “Shetland”, in the name, refers to the traditional home of the dogs: the Shetland Islands, off the northern coast of Scotland. The Kennel Club says that the name “Shetland” is a misnomer, because the “sheepdogs of Shetland” had arisen from crosses between native breeds, including the now extinct “Norse Dog of Scandinavia”, and were not related to the pastoral dogs of mainland Britain. The “Norse Dog” is now known as the Norwegian Elkhound. The breed is believed to have originated in Norway from Scandinavian herding dogs brought to southern Scotland by the Vikings. The Norwegian influence is also sought in the “Norse word”, “skogstur” for “forest dweller”.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Fawn

Coat Colors

Short, Medium, Long

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 11 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 15 – 22 lbs

Female Weight Range: 15 – 22 lbs

Scoland Terrier Health

Description of breed health.


11-15 yrs

Scoland Terrier Health Concerns

Seborrhea, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye), Craniomandibular Osteopathy (Lion Jaw), Deafness, Pulmonic Stenosis, Cataracts, Lens Luxation, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Persistent Pupillary Membranes (PPM), Chronic Hepatitis

Scoland Terrier Temperament and Behaviour

The Scottish Terrier is a brave, playful and sociable breed of dog. They are inquisitive by nature and not afraid to explore their surroundings. They are loving and loyal to their owners. They are generally healthy, but are prone to some health problems that are commonly seen in terrier breeds, such as eye problems, joint problems and skin allergies.

Scoland Terrier Activity Requirements

Scottish Terriers are a hardy, compact terrier that is known for its loyalty, intelligence, and bravery. They are a high-energy, active dog that loves to play. While many small breeds can be content with a small yard and a short walk, Scottish Terriers are not one of them. They require a firm, consistent training routine and plenty of daily exercise. If you are looking for a playful and spunky companion, the Scottish Terrier may be the perfect dog for you. However, if you lead a more laid-back lifestyle, this may not be the breed for you.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Scoland Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Scoland Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Scoland Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Scoland Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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