ABOUT THE BREED

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH TERRIER TYPE

Naturally a “digger” at heart, the Scottie was originally bred to hunt and kill vermin on farms. The breed was virtually unknown outside of the highlands until the late 1870s when English Army Captain W. W. Mackie imported to England the first dogs described as “Scottish Terriers.” It would be another two decades before the English dog world settled on a breed standard that distinguished the Scottish Terrier from the other highland breeds. LEARN MORE…

THE RISE OF THE SCOTTISH TERRIER BREED

The Scottish Terrier was referred to by many names in the 1800’s. The written word had him named the Skye, the Scots terrier, the Highland terrier, the Cairn, the Die Hard, the Poltalloch terrier, the Aberdeen and the broken-haired terrier. Originally, few people were interested in this tousled looking, independent terrier. It took the efforts of a handful of dedicated breeders to bring him to the public’s attention. Their steadfast endeavors and beliefs in maintaining this type of dog initiated our club that exists today. LEARN MORE…

INFLUENTIAL KENNELS & BREEDERS OF YESTERYEAR

There are hundreds of kennels and breeders that should be mentioned and may not be. Over the years a few have stood out from others just by the sheer number of dogs produced, and others yet have risen due to the importance of their breeding stock and how it has influenced the breed. LEARN MORE…

SCOTTISH TERRIER PUBLICATIONS FROM THE PAST

We are proud to present a vast collection of publications from the past and hope they provide an education about our breed that will surpass anything you may find elsewhere. We want you to enjoy The Scottish Terrier Club of America’s compilation in every way possible and find it to be a valuable tool as well, that will answer any questions you may have about our breed’s history. LEARN MORE…

HISTORIAN’S CORNER

The Scottish Terrier Club of America welcomes you and invites you to visit the Historian’s Library where you will find many interesting articles, stories and facts on our breed, the beloved Diehard -The Scottish Terrier. LEARN MORE…