The Scottish Terrier was developed in the country of Scotland in the 1700s. The breed was earlier named as the Aberdeen Terrier, after the Scottish town of Aberdeen. The Scottish Terrier’s history is undocumented despite it being an old breed. Scottish Terriers can be grey or steel, brindle, or wheaten in color. The breed has incredibly short legs which makes it a bit difficult for it to run fast. The head is long in proportion to the rest of the body. The breed is not well suited to smaller pets since it was a hunter, especially rats and other small animals. Some of the health concerns in the breed include cramps, Von Willebrand’s disease, Craniomandibular osteopathy, patellar luxation, fleas allergy, skin, and jaw problems. The Scottish Terrier makes a commendable watchdog but is inclined to be stubborn at times. They should not be given a chance to dominate. The dog should not be allowed to develop a Small Dog Syndrome, where the dog depicts natural air of authority. This can cause fluctuating degrees of behavior issues including it being moody, snappish, and barking obsessively. The dog was earlier involved in herding and hunting activities, also as a vermin hunter.