The Scottish Terrier is a natural digger and originated in Scotland where he hunted and killed vermin on his owner’s farm. King James VI adored this dog and that boosted his popularity. In 1890 he was brought to America where he thrived. He lived in the Whitehouse with Presidents George W Bush, Eisenhower and Roosevelt. He was the only dog to do so.
He’s recognised most commonly for his profile and his weather-resistant, wiry, hard outer coat that’s either wheaten, brindle or black in colour. His legs, lower body, eyebrows and beard are shaggy. He’s fast, strong, alert and playful. He’s a gentle family pet. He needs regular exercise (on a leash) and obedience training. He needs to be brushed and clipped regularly to keep the traditional look. He’s 10 inches in height.