According to the AKC, a well-balanced Scottish Terrier dog should weigh from 19 to 22 pounds (8.6 to 10 kilos) and a bitch from 18 to 21 pounds (8.2 to 9.5 kilos).
Bridget tips the scales at 27 pounds (12.3 kilos).
While I occasionally see a small male Scottie downtown, he looks kind of scrawny to me. And as I write these words, it’s just coming back to me that Bridget’s breeder said American Scotties were smaller than Candian dogs.
Maybe we’ve just bred a bunch of lumberjack dogs here in the frozen north.