Another popular hybrid dog breed is the Scoland Terrier which has its genetic parents as the Scottish Terrier and the Westie (West Highland White Terrier). The Scoland Terrier is a great companion dog as well as a watchdog. This new generation hybrid is one of the ultimate terrier breeds and is a perfect combination of playfulness, loyalty, love, intelligence, and energy along with a blend of aggressiveness.
Scotland Terriers are a bundle of happy puppies to pet, which come with a warning of how easily they can melt your heart. They are a joyful breed and would love to seek most of your attention. The Scoland Terrier, along with being a good companion dog that keeps you entertained and loved, while keeping a close watch on you and your family safe.
A breed study tells us that the Scoland Terrier is a hybrid mix of the Scottish Terrier and the popularly known Westie (West Highland White Terrier). Since there are not many historical details available about the breed, we have to learn from the histories of their parent breeds.
The breed origin can be traced back to Scotland, given that both their parent breeds originated in the country as well. The Scottish Terrier is known to have been around since the 1500's or even back during the Roman occupation of Britain. They are believed to have originally been a member of a group of terriers known as Skye Terriers.
This talented and confident breed received the official recognition of the American Kennel Club in 1885 and ranks as the 58th most popular dog. Their origins can be traced back to when they were bred on hunting grounds in the Scottish Highlands, in mining communities, villages, homes, gardens, farms, etc. mainly for hunting, trapping and killing vermin. The breed color was initially red and the dog was often mistaken to be a fox and killed.
To distinguish them from foxes, they were dominantly bred in cream color, which gradually gave way to all-white offsprings that we see today.
Being a hybrid mix of the Scottish Terrier and the Westie (West Highland White Terrier), they inherit the appearance characteristics from one or both of the parent breeds. Breeders and owners of the Scoland Terrier often describe it to have a face similar to that of a Westie and the body more similar to appearance as the Scottish Terrier. The breed usually has a black colored coat with white markings, in some cases wheatish.
The Scoland Terrier hybrid falls into the moderate maintenance category, with a coat of medium length, with moderate shedding. Simply by brushing once a week, you can keep your terrier healthy and free from loose hair, mats, and tangles.
Regular weekly ear checkups and brushing also comprise an important part of their health maintenance. Also, their canines need proper brushing two to three times in a week.