Vintage Scottish Terrier Collectibles
Did you ever wonder why Scottish Terrier Collectibles are so popular?
Of all of the 193 recognized AKC dog breeds, sitting very close to the top of the collectibles list is the Scottish Terrier collectible. And since the Scottish Terrier hasn’t been the most popular dog on the AKC list since the 1930s, we, at A Dog’s Tale, wanted to learn more about why that would be.
The Fabulous History of the Scottish Terrier
It was fascinating to discover that the very early history of the Scottish Terrier was a bit confusing in that before 1850, any dog that chased a fox in Scotland was called a Scottish Terrier. Likewise, the breed that we now know and love and fondly refer to as a “Scottie” or “Scotty” was originally named an Aberdeen Terrier.
In 1855, the AKC made the distinction between a Scottish Terrier and a terrier who just happened to be in Scotland. The first dog show to include a Scottish Terrier was in 1860, and the very first Scottish Terrier arrived in the U.S. in 1883. His name was “Prince Charlie.”