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Scottish Terriers Pet Insurance Overview

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The Scottish Terrier is an excellent watchdog with strong hunting instinct and aloofness to strangers. AKC described their working style as “efficient and businesslike”. He is one of the five terriers of Scottish origin, the other four include West Highland White Terriers, the modern Skye, Dandie Dinmont, and Cairn.

The breed is nicknamed Scottie or Aberdeenie. They have an incredibly short leg, perhaps the shortest of any dog breed. They were developed to hunt badgers, rats, and foxes on the Scottish Highlands. It is thought that the breed is one of the oldest of the Highland terriers. Scottie made its way to the United States in 1883 and the first Scottie, a male named Prince Charles, was registered with AKC in 1885.

There is no debate about the unique qualities and attributes of the Scottish Terrier but it is still your responsibility to take good care of your dog to ensure that it serves you better. Scottish Terriers pet insurance is not a luxury; it is a necessity for every pet owner who wants to ensure that his furry friend lives long while protecting his finances.

Before taking out Scottish Terriers pet insurance, it is advisable to compare policy options and shop around in order to choose the best coverage. Pet insurers in Canada may offer different services and policies. This is why you need to carefully select the policies that serve you better.

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Why Scottish Terriers Pet Insurance Is Important

No matter the dog breed, it may suffer genetic diseases and chronic illnesses. The common genetic diseases experienced by Scottish Terriers are craniomandibular osteopathy and von Willebrand’s disease. Canines in this breed may also suffer from patellar luxation, Scottie cramp and so forth.

Thankfully, you can easily access state-of-the-art veterinary treatment for your pet but this comes at a cost. The cost of veterinary treatment is getting steeper by the day. By taking out Scottish Terriers pet insurance, you will not feel the direct impact of the rising cost. You don’t have to fork over thousands of dollars to treat your pet, you can simply get Scottish Terrier pet insurance to cover the costs.

Here is a list of common sicknesses Scottish Terriers might develop:

  • Scottie Cramp
  • Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Craniomandibular osteopathy
  • Patellar luxation
  • Cerebral abiotrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma etc.

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Scottish Terriers Pet Insurance Statistics

Origin: Scotland

Average height: 10 inches

Average weight: 19 – 22 pounds (male), 18 – 21 pounds (female)

Life expectancy: 12 years

Colors: Black, Wheaten, Brindle

Exercise Requirements: 20 – 40 minutes per day

Temperament: Feisty, Confident, Independent, Alert, Playful, Spirited, Self-assured, Quick.

Health: They are healthy overall but prone to conditions like Scottie cramp, patellar luxation, von Willebrand’s disease, cataracts, craniomandibular osteopathy, cerebral abiotrophy, etc.

Energy level: Average

Tendency to Bark: High

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Scottish Terriers Pet Insurance News

A Scottish Terrier named Sadie won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in February 2010. To take the top honor at the New York City competition, Sadie beat a French bulldog bred in Canada and five other purebreds.

Judge Elliot was the first to pick Sadie. Then two women walked into the ring and held a sign over their head that read “Mutts Rule” and “Breeders Kill Shelter Dogs’ Chances”. The latter is a slogan that was made popular by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

According to the police, the two women namely, Dana Sylvester and Hope Round, both PETA members, were charged with criminal trespass. While the organization supported them, it said that they acted on their own.

The victory at Westminster will give Sadie her 112th best-in-show ribbon. Sadie beat six other purebred dogs in the final competition. These include a whippet, a Brittany, a Doberman pinscher, a white toy poodle, a puri and a French bulldog.

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Scottish Terriers Pet Insurance FAQ

Are Scottish Terriers prone to separation anxiety?

Like most other dog breeds, Scotties are prone to separation anxiety when left alone for long.

Are Scottish Terriers protective?

If not well socialized when they are young, Scotties could be aloof to strangers and aggressive to other dogs.

How soon does pet insurance take effect?

In case of an accident or illness, most pet insurers will require you to wait for some days (known as the waiting period) before you can make a claim. For illness, it is usually 14 days and for accidents, it is usually 48 hours. However, the waiting period may vary from one company to another.

Can you get pet insurance after diagnosis?

If your pet is diagnosed with any medical condition before the effective start date of the pet insurance policy, the condition will no longer be covered by the policy. This means that the Scottish Terriers pet insurance coverage will exclude the condition.

What medical conditions are common with Scottish Terriers?

Several medical conditions are common with Scottish Terriers. Examples include Scottie cramp, patellar luxation, von Willebrand’s disease, cataracts, craniomandibular osteopathy, cerebral abiotrophy, etc.

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