In this scotch the terrier boasts a variety, although most are accustomed to seeing it as purely black.
Black is the most common and popular color. In this case, small white marks on the chest and on the beard are allowed. Often black color can be strongly blackened with brindle, then with time, light or red hairs on the back, paws, cheeks, around the anus, in the middle of the tail may appear. Such a sieve - a feature of the color of Scotch terrier, which is described in the standard.
The tiger . On the brindle color of Scotch terrier should be said specifically. The fact that the brindle, or brindle, or variegated, is the main main color of Scotch terrier from the origins of the breed. The tiger gene is borne by almost all modern dark Scotch terriers. Tigroviny can be in varying degrees of severity: from the almost black color of the dog (blackened brindle) to very bright. Bright-tiger dogs look very elegant. It is necessary to say that a light background of tiger color can be from silvery to rusty different shades. In addition, in tiger dogs, wool is slightly stiffer than in black dogs. But this is not a rule, but rather a trend.
It should also be noted that street dirt on black and tiger scotch terriers is less noticeable.
Wheaten . Can vary in shades from light cream to orange. Dogs of wheaten color are rare, but there are more and more of them at exhibitions. Scotch-blond, of course, is unusually effective. But keeping a light coat in perfect order is much more difficult.
Wash the dog more often, and you need to pick up shampoos, as the wool of a wheaten scotch terrier is more porous than that of dark dogs. The trimming of such a wool is also a creative process, since the plucked wool on the back and neck is usually darker than the cut areas. When preparing for the exhibition, it is necessary to choose the best timing for trimming, so that the wool looks with spectacular transitions in color.
And more importantly, it is rather difficult to breed wheat lines, since this color is recessive (repressed) in relation to the rest. Of course, no one will forbid to tie two wheaten dogs, then all the puppies will be bright. But the lightening of the pigment will be in everything, in time even the noses will turn pink, which is unacceptable by the standard. The expert at the exhibition is bound to reduce the evaluation. And you risk getting the glory of a bad breeder.
Although these are problems, but trivial in comparison with the happiness, joy and pride that a light-brown, black or Tigrovian Scotch terrier will bring you.