A Useful Fact

…seeing as Westminster is coming up next week.

Scottish Terrier
Number of wins: 8
Price: $1,500-$2,500

The Scottish terrier, or Scottie, not only holds eight Best in Show awards, it is also the only breed of dog that has lived in the White House three times. Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower and George W. Bush all owned Scotties during their time in office.

Originally bred to hunt vermin on farms, the Scottish terrier came to the U.S. in the 1890s and is now a popular pet. Just don’t forget to send it to obedience school — the American Kennel Club says the dogs have “spirited natures.”

Good to know who keeps their competitive teeth sharp year after year.

“Spirited”. Heh. That’s a laugh riot.

13 Responses to “A Useful Fact”

  1. major dad says:

    Behind that cute exterior is a mouth full of teeth that the Alien would be put to shame not to mention the mean as a snake disposition. Of course I’m talking about the females of the breed.

  2. JeffS says:

    Scotties don’t need a dog show to display their awesomeness.

  3. Ave says:

    Hey there my favorite md you talkin ’bout dogs or girls?

  4. kcruella101 says:

    How’s my Ozzie doing?

  5. major dad says:

    If the shoe fits Ave…{8^P

  6. Mojo says:

    Rat killers. Small, vicious aand smart. And yes, lots of teeth for biting. The heavy snout hair keeps the rats from biting back.

  7. Dr Alice says:

    From a UK Scottish Terrier website:
    [i]The Scottish Terrier appears slightly distant to those who aren’t his friends, and indeed P G Wodehouse did little to enhance his reputation with the Aberdeen Terrier Bartholomew who attacks policemen’s ankles and has a generally fearsome reputation in “The Code of the Woosters”. However, he is balanced by the charming McIntosh, another Scottish Terrier in “Very Good Jeeves”. And like the troublesome Fox Terrier, Montmorency, in Jerome K Jerome’s “Three Men in a Boat”, these portraits are generated by deep affection.[/i]

  8. Dr Alice says:

    Crap, got the HTML wrong…

  9. Gary from Jersey says:

    Nasty little bastards are just the right size for a field goal.

  10. major dad says:

    Hard for one of them to go through the goalposts when it’s attached to your ankle Gary…

  11. Ave says:

    Just saw that TIME Magazine’s recent cover features Animal Friendships. What a lovely subject!!

  12. JeffS says:

    That’s assuming Gary still has an ankle attached to his leg, Major Dad. Maybe the Scotty will run for the touch down.

  13. Laura says:

    I love all terriers. They are badass.

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