my family and i want a scottish terrier puppy, hes a boy and 8 weeks old. how many shots does he have to get and how much do they cost?
yeah i live in ohio
Answer by petsinformation
A reptuable breeder would have already given the 1st shot at 6week old & deworming as well .Cost depends on your vet and your area. I presuming your not in australia, so therefore my veterinary cost will be very different to yours.
Expect a vacination bill for the 1st year of approx $ 150, could be higher
Puppies need a series of puppy shots and fecals, then a rabies shot, then surgery to spay/neuter them, and generally a trip or two to the, an a trip to emergency vet after eating something dangerous. (All of this usually adds up to substantially more than you paid for the dog!) When adopting an adult dog, the adoption fee should get you a dog with current vaccinations, this is altered, heartworm negative and on a preventative, at the minimum.
Why not ring the vets in your area then for the cost of vacinations?
Here is some of the vets in OHIO
So to avoid these pitfalls and choose a good breeder,
look for one who at a minimum:
1.Keeps dogs in the home as part of the family—not outside
in kennel runs.
2. Has dogs who appear happy and healthy, are excited
to meet new people, and don’t shy away from visitors
3.Shows you where the dogs spend most of their time—
in a clean, well maintained area.
4. Encourages you to spend time with the puppy’s parents—
at a minimum, the pup’s mother—when you visit
5. Only breeds one or two types of dogs and is
knowledgeable about what are called “breed standards”
(the desired characteristics of the breed, such as size,
proportion, coat, color, and temperament)
6. Has a strong relationship with a local veterinarian and
shows you records of veterinary visits for the puppies
and explains the puppies’ medical history and what
vaccinations your new puppy will need
7. Explains in detail the potential genetic problems
inherent in the breed (every breed has specific genetic
predispositions) and provides documentation—through
organizations such as the Orthopedic Foundation for
Animals (OFA)—that the puppy’s parents and grandparents
have been tested to ensure that they are free of these
8. Offers guidance for caring for and training your puppy and
is available for assistance after you take your puppy home
9. Provides references from other families who have
10. Feeds high quality “premium” brand pet food
11. Doesn’t always have puppies available but rather will keep
a list of interested people for the next available litter
12. Is actively involved with local, state, and national clubs that
specialize in the specific breed; good breeders may also
compete the dogs in conformation trials (which judge how
closely dogs match their “breed standard”), obedience trials
(which judge how well dogs perform specific sets of
tasks on command), or tracking and agility trials
13.Encourages multiple visits and wants your entire family
to meet the puppy
14. Provides you with a written contract and health guarantee
and allows plenty of time for you to read it thoroughly;
the breeder should not require that you use a specific veterinarian
A reptuable breeder will sell between 8-12weeks old. However age really doesn’t matter because dogs can bond with you regardless of there age.
The Scottie is brave, alert, proud, confident, loyal and dignified. While friendly and playful as puppies, the mature Scottish Terrier is quite independent and self reliant and can even be quite crusty and stubborn at times. Therefore it is important to start socializing and obedience training the Scottie while it is a puppy and continue through adolescence. Training will be difficult and you will never achieve instant obedience but you can get a reluctant obedience to most commands. Scotties love to play, so make sure you add play and rewards to your training. Scotties seem to think they are large dogs and can be quite feisty toward other dogs, no matter how large. The Scottish Terrier does best with older children. Scotties are aloof from everyone except their immediate family and are not friendly towards strangers. Scotties make good watchdogs. Scottish Terriers do best with experienced owners who have the patience to gently train and bring out the best in this proud breed.
If you buy a dog over the Internet, at a pet store or through a newspaper ad, your new pooch may very well be from a puppy mill—a mass dog breeding operation. Protect yourself from scams and don’t be fooled into buying an overpriced, possibly sick puppy.