The Scottish Terrier is relatively small breed. It grows to about 18 to 22 pounds in weight and 25 to 28 centimetres in height for both male and female. It is a compact, sturdy, short-legged dog with a long head, large muzzle and a bearded face with bushy eyebrows above its dark piercing eyes. The ears are finely textured, either pointed or straight and are set on top of its head.
Scotties have double coats made up of hard, wiry topcoat and a soft and dense undercoat. The coat comes in various colours including black, wheaten and brindle. If they are to be house dogs, they only need to be brushed at least once a week. On the other hand, show dogs need to be brushed daily, and hand stripped twice a year. Also, Scotties should only be bathed as needed since excessive bathing may irritate their sensitive bodies.
As part of its dog grooming regimen, always check the ears on a weekly basis for any signs of infection, wax build-up or irritation. Brush the teeth regularly to prevent tartar and gum disease. Also, nails should be trimmed at least once per month, especially when you start hearing clicking sounds on the floor.