Dogs - Scottish Terrier


Scotties (Scottish Terriers) make loyal family pets. They do not need a large garden but will keep fit by running round in circles at top speed. They enjoy being taken for walks. They can be a little rebellious when called. They first like to play a bit before they will come to you, but will adapt with training. They can be shy of strangers.

A carefully cut Scottish terrier

Note the long hair forming a skirt down to the ground.

Pic by Heathglen


Most Scotty breeders are in Gauteng, but there are some in other provinces. Delivery of puppies can be arranged.

Puppies for sale

A wee, black Scottish Teerrier


Scottish terriers for sale. Brindle female R5500. Wheaten male R5000.
All pups will be kusa registered, will have a micro chip implanted, vaccinated and dewormed. Pups will be ready to go round about the 21st of Feb 2020.
I'm in Ellisras, but do deliver in Pretoria and pups can also be flown fron JHB to any big airport. Transport not included. Please contact Lulu du Plessis on 0646793531.    Posted 07.01.2020

More puppies for sale

wheaten scottish terrier puppie


Beautiful Wheaten Scottish Terrier puppies available to suitable, loving homes. 2x Very busy, loving & playful male puppies will be ready to leave from 21 December 2019 (8 weeks old). Raised with lots of love and attention in our home, very well socialized pups. Inoculated, fully dewormed, vet checked & microchip already implanted. KUSA Registered with breeding restrictions. Photos of parents & puppies can be emailed upon request. All our dogs are proudly available for viewing. Short, standard puppy contract. Please contact Lelanie Hansen 072 392 7654 or Christelle Bronkhorst 072 727 3888 or send an email to chrilaniekennels@gmail.com   for more information and photos.   Posted 17.12.19

Little black Scotty puppy


More Scottish terrier breeders who may have puppies


Moira Cronje 0843588964 email    moira.cronje1@gmail.com    Website:    www.moicronkennels.co.za

Lulu du Plessis, 014-763 6786, 064 679 3531. email:    duplessislulu@gmail.com. website:    www.macdupkennels.co.za

Mari du Plessis, Cell 0824562974, Email    duplessismm.21@outlook.com    Website: www.waaiplaas.co.za

Wheaten Scottish Terrier

A wheaten Scottish terrier.

Pic by Heathglen


Iíve sold 4 of the 5 puppies through Petsplace. Thanks so much!


Hi Eileen,  I have had excellent response to the small advert on Petsplace for my Scotty pups.  I had thirteen puppies and the advert sold ten of them.  Thank you !

Linda Coetzee

Your Scottish terrier puppies could go here!    Ask Eileen

About Scottish Terriers

Scottish Terriers are small dogs but are unafraid of starting a fight with dogs three times their size.

Scottish Terriers (Scotties for short) originate in the northern part of Great Britain. Scotland was an independent country originally with it's own King and Queen until a royal marriage united Scotland with England. Much of the Scottish countryside - though beautiful - is mountainous and  wild. The hardy Scottish dogs were capable of digging rabbits, rats and foxes out of burrows amongst the rocks and under thorn bushes where bigger dogs would be unable to go. 

The word terrier comes from the Latin "terra" or earth. They like to dig in the earth! Sometimes they would go so deep into burrows that the hunter had to pull them out by their tail. Their shaggy coats kept them warm in the snowy winters. Nowadays it's fashionable to hand strip, or clip the Scottish Terrier's coat short on the back leaving a beard and shaggy eyebrows. The eyebrows help to keep the soil out of the eyes when digging. Some Scottie owners like to leave  a "kilt" (skirt) of long untrimmed hair hanging down at the sides of their body, but this can be impractical as it catches on thorns and gets dirty.  Many people prefer to cut the hair short.

The original colour was wheaten, but the most common colour now is black.

Scottish terriers have short legs, but often display great speed by running round in circles or figures of eight!

How breeds developed: the early history of dogs.

Height at shoulder 25 to 28 cms.

Class: terrier

Colour:  Black, wheaten (a reddish gold), or brindle. NOT white! If you are looking for a white Scottish terrier, it's probably a   west highland white terrier    a similar, but different breed. 



Scottish terrier trimmed to define eyebrows, beard & neck

Gelitaru Shooting Star of Woefkardoes, aka Mac Duff, a brindle Scottie, belonging to M. Booysen, South Africa.


Scottish Terriers are brave dogs! They were bred to unearth, lay hold of, and kill small wild animals. They will stand up to animals far bigger than themselves, and will probably be the ones to start the fight! Let's be bold like Scotties and fight for that one thing that is worth fighting for:  

"Fight the good fight of faith! Lay hold of eternal life!" 

 1 Timothy chapter 6,  12.

A Scottish Terrier showing how the hair is cut on the head

The long hair is shaved off neck and ears

Pic by Heathglen


Black Scotty & white Westie

Left: the black dog is a Scotty; the white dog is an elderly    West highland white terrier.



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