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Scottish Terrier

Breed: Scottish Terrier Find Litters

The Scottish Terrier, otherwise known as the Scottie, is a breed of dog originating in Scotland. Scottish terriers are small, fearless dogs with lots of personality. They have very short legs so do not require excessive exercise, but they are excellent walking companions. They are not suitable for some families as they are not recommended for homes with young children.

Two genetic health concerns affecting the breed are von Willebrand disease and Craniomandibular osteopathy.

Common Medical Disorders

Eye disorders
  • Cataracts
  • Lens luxation
  • Persistent pupillary membranes (PPM)
Musculoskeletal disorders Craniomandibular osteopathy ("lion jaw")
Blood disorders
  • Hemophilia
  • Histiocytoma
  • von Willebrand's disease
Cardiovascular disorders Pulmonic stenosis
Immune disorders Atopy
Nervous system disorders
  • Deafness
  • Scotty cramp

Lifetime Cost of Ownership

Accessories £8 per month. Total £960
Food £30 per month. Total £3,600
Health and Dental £10 per month. Total £1,200
Veterinary Care Traditional pet insurance for a Scottish Terrier would be £3,604 over ten years. Equivalent cover through claim sharing would cost £2,523. Claim sharing saves you £1,081.
10 Year Cost £9,364 with insurance or save £1,081 with claim sharing


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