The following antique vintage photograph was acquired during a house clearance & unwanted by the families or owners of the properties cleared.
Scottish Terrier facts/ history
The Scottish Terrier Breed originated in the 1700’s in Scotland, the Scottish Terrier breed was fist announced as the Aberdeen Terrier.
in the 19th century the fourth Earl of Dumbarton, George, nicknamed the Scottish Terrier ‘little diehard’.
Scottish Terrier is the only breed of dog to live in the white house three times.
They were bred to hunt and kill vermin on farms as well as hunt den animals such as, rabbit, badger, otter and fox.
A nickname for a Scottish Terrier is a ‘Scottie dog’.
Scottish Terrier’s cannot swim and do not shed hair.
Scottish Terrier’s can be prone to many illnesses including bleeding disorders, certain allergies and cancer.
Records written about a dog describing a Scottish Terrier dates from 1436 written in a book by Don Leslie.
Although the Scottish Terrier breed was introduced to America in the early 1890’s, the breed became more popular there in WWI and WWII.
When the board game Monopoly was created in the 1930’s a Scottie was renowned for being featured as a token in the popular board game.
Common Scottish names for Scottish Terriers are:
Franklin Roosevelt one of the U.S presidents is one of the most famous owners of the Scottish Terrier, Fala was the name of his Scottish Terrier.
The life expectancy for a Scottish Terrier breed is around 12-14 years
The Scottish Terrier is a small short-legged dog often black or white and have shaggy, weather resistant outer coat.
Scottish Terriers have been ranked third of all dog breeds for alarm barking.
The origin of the name Terrier originates from the French name Chien Terrier meaning ‘dog of the earth’.
In 1885 Scottish Terriers were registered by the American Kennel Club.
When a Scottish Terrier reaches an adult their behaviour can become moody.