The Scottish Terrier is a compact, short-legged, sturdy dog that was bred in Scotland to be a fierce hunter of foxes and badgers. The Scotties' black coats, long heads and beards make them an easily recognizable breed. Scotties make excellent companions and watchdogs.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt had a Scottish Terrier named ""Fala"" who reportedly received more fan mail than many presidents did.
The man credited with introducing the Scottish Terrier to the USA is John Naylor, who first imported the breed in 1883.