BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH TERRIER TYPE
“First of the Superlatively Suitable Six, is that odd little chunk of canniness, merriment, sadness, joy, steadfast devotion, courage and rare powers of discrimination, the Scottish Terrier. The old Highland saying that “guid gear goes in mickle bundles”, might well have been framed specially to fit the Scottie or Diehard, as many of his friends delight to call him. Compact, quick as a cat, alert as only a real terrier can be, he possesses strength far beyond his apparent stature, and a spirit which, once he decides is just, knows no limit. Large of head, short of leg, impressively sturdy in bone and muscle, he is emphatically multum in parvo. And within his wiry coat of black, gray-grizzle, or brindle beats a heart as wholesome and as honest as the wind-swept moorlands from which he comes. Small wonder that those who know him well prefer him to all others.” 1926 excerpt from Holland’s Magazine – What Dog Shall I Choose Author Mr. Robert S. Lemmon
The following is a brief timeline of physical changes and characteristics in the Scottish Terrier’s evolution. To learn more, a list of suggested article links has been included below.