Scottish Shepherd

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The Scottish Shepherd is known for its pointed snout and special colors.,This dog was mainly found in the Scottish highlands in the eighteenth century. This breed was bred very carefully as these dogs had an important function in helping the shepherds tend and guard their flocks. The Scottish Shepherd has not just been a herding dog; this dog has been used in war, as a sled dog, as a therapy and assistance dog, as a participant in dog competitions, as a search and rescue dog, as a hunting dog and always as a companion dog. Queen Victoria kept Scottish Shepherd at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and her interest in this breed has made it very famous.,The Scottish Shepherd is a sweet, intelligent, loyal and easy to train dog. These dogs are legendary for their devotion and there is a story of a Scottish Shepherd who walked more than 3,000 miles to find his family after they lost him. Scottish Shepherds have won the Hero Dog Award countless times. Scottish Shepherds learn quickly and are very obliging so they must be trained in a gentle way or they will refuse to cooperate further.,Some exhibit biting behavior but this is usually benign biting at people’s heels due to their instinct to herd. It’s easy to break into Scottish Shepherds. These dogs are good-humoured, energetic and friendly. Outdoors, these dogs are very active. They are not aggressive but can bark a lot to get attention if something happens. These dogs are protective and wary of strangers. A Scottish Shepherd becomes very attached to all members of their family.,The Scottish Shepherd is a strong breed, but is still susceptible to some hereditary diseases such as Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA), hip dysplasia and deafness. Some may have epilepsy and endocrine diseases, which are not known to be hereditary. Osteochondritis Disseccans (OCD) is a disease in which paralysis of the shoulders occurs. This disease manifests itself when the puppy is between four and twelve months old. Allergies and skin diseases also occur. Scottish Shepherds are very active physically; as a result, they are prone to injuries such as torn muscles, torn ligaments, cuts and holes, and torn nails. This dog needs vaccinations and regular checkups.,The Scottish Shepherd’s coat sheds easily. It is necessary to brush the coat thoroughly at least once a week to keep it in good condition. The long-haired variety tends to felt quickly. The felted hair should be trimmed, rather than combed, to avoid causing pain to the dog. It is necessary to wash the dog and use dry shampoo to keep the coat clean and beautiful. The long-haired Scottish Shepherd sheds very heavily twice a year.,The Scottish Shepherd is known for its pointed snout and special colors.,