Scottish Terriers are not the right breed for a permissive owner. Please read the following breed description and research the breed when considering the adaption of this breed
The American Kennel Club(AKC) describes the Scottish Terrier as follows, “The Scottish Terrier's bold, confident, dignified aspect exemplifies power in a small package... a determined and thoughtful dog whose 'heads up, tails up' attitude in the ring should convey both fire and control."
A Scottish Terrier (Scotties) is friendly, energetic, and very playful as puppies, they then mature into bold jaunty yet steady, and dignified adults. They have a greater “independence” than most other terriers. They are staunchly self-reliant along with fearless, and not to mention a “bit stubborn” other wise known as they have a Scottietude.
Scotties are steadfastly, loyal to their owners (some are one person dogs.) and they tend to be reserved with strangers. This make’s them an intimidating watch dog. It is very important to socialize them with lots of people at an early age and NOT be allowed to be sharp, they tend to be scrappy with other dogs.
A Scotties independence can make training challenging, there is no other breed who has a higher self-esteem or a “stronger-will” Firm and consistent leadership is a must, and obedience training should be praise and food-based. The Scottie is proud, sensitive, and easily insulted. They will have know problem letting you know this and give you Scottie-tude.
When you can understand the Scottie they are a entertaining and well loved member of the family and a wonderful and loyal companion.