A reader writes:
I live in Argentina and I’m the owner of a 4 month years old scottish terrier called Alma. I use to walk 8 miles every night just for sport and I was wandering if I could take her with me or its a little too much exercise for her. Thanks in advance.
Definitely too much exercise for a puppy, but you could walk her for a mile or two and then put her in a doggie carrier or something.
Another reader writes:
I’m a Scottie lover from Brazil…..
I have this beautiful almost-5-months old puppy that has never been groomed and I’m planning on taking him for his first grooming session, but I would like to know what is the best age to take a puppy to its first haircut?
The breeder said to wait until he’s 8 months old….but I’d really love to see him with a “Scottie face” soon…..LOL
I think you understand me…..I mean, he’s adorable, but the “grown-up look” teases me….. 🙂
Thanks for your attention,
I would say between six and eight months depending on the temperament of the dog in question. I would also not do the full treatment the first time at the groomer’s. Maybe take your dog now for a wash and to trim hair getting in the eyes and nails, if necessary.
My girl Bridget usually emerges from the groomer’s quite shell shocked and she’s a calm dog overall so I would definitely recommend getting your pup gradually acclimatized to grooming.
Any readers out there who want to share their Scottish Terrier knowledge with the breed’s South American fanciers? If so, feel free to jump in.