Scotchi is a small cross between two purebred dogs – the Scottish Terrier and the Chihuahua. It has a compact and sturdy body with short, heavy legs, small, pointed ears, and small, almond-shaped eyes. Because of its terrier ancestry, the Scotchi is a spunky and moderately aggressive dog.
|Other names||Scottie Chihuahua Mix, Chihuahua Scottish Terrier Mix|
|Coat||Coarse, wiry, short-haired|
|Color||White/cream, black, brown/chocolate, black and brown, brindle/speckled/spotted/merle|
|Group of Breed||Toy, Terrier|
|Size/Height||Small; 9-10 inches at the shoulders|
|Temperament||Affectionate, intelligent, devoted, alert, assertive|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||IDCR, DRA, ACHC, DDKC|
The personality of a Scotchi dog can be described as sweet, loving, and reserved. Although many dog lovers are drawn by Scotchi’s smartness and independence, others may find its aloof nature less than endearing. It is naturally distrustful of strangers and will take its time to figure out a person or situation. Once it decides to make friends with you, it will last a lifetime.
Its loyalty to its family is legendary. It is known to be a family companion, often clinging to its own people. Sensitive to anger and praise, the Scotchi can quickly adapt to the changing emotional state of its family members. For example, it will be quiet when its owner is quiet; or be on its heals to go outside with its owner when he goes for a walk.
Because of its territorial and fearless nature, the Scotchi makes a wonderful watchdog that sounds off an alarm bark upon sensing an imminent threat.
An adult Scotchi needs one to one-and-a-half cups of dry dog food a day.