Intelligent, companionable, strong, affectionate, and courageous, the Scottish Terrier is highly protective of their owner and family. The dog’s behavior and moods are prone to changes. As the Scottish Terrier is stubborn and independent, they should be given proper socialization as well as firm and gentle obedience training from puppyhood. The Scottish Terrier likes to be in the company of older children, but younger children should be kept at a safe distance from the dog. The Scottish Terrier can be highly aggressive toward strangers. An excellent household pet, the Scottish Terrier always loves to be pampered by their owner..