The Doxie Scot is a hybrid mix of the Dachshund and the Scottish Terrier. The hybrid is a modern breed and does not have a history outside of its parent breeds. Personality and physical characteristics can reflect either parent breed and not much is known on the hybrid. Currently, the Doxie Scot is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America, and the International Designer Canine Registry as both the Doxie Scot and the Doxie Scott. To better understand the potential traits of the Doxie Scot, owners should review the histories and characteristics of the parent breeds. The ancestor of the Scottish Terrier, the long-extinct Scotch Terrier, was first described in 55 BC by the Romans who identified the small dogs as agile hunters that went to the ground after their quarry. The Romans named this determined dog Terrarii, which stands for "workers of the earth". Over several centuries, the Terrier group lived in Scotland and England, making their way to Germany and France as well. By the 1800s, the Scottish Terrier was firmly established as a wire-haired small Terrier of the Skye group, which differed from the smooth coated Terriers of England. The Dachshund hails from Germany where his name means badger dog; a moniker turned name based on the Dachshund’s preferred quarry, the badger. The Dachshund was bred to be elongated for digging and hunting ground prey, such as badgers, hare, and foxes. This breed dates back to at least the 15th Century in Germany and may share some ancestry with the French Basset Hound as well as some Terrier dogs to produce the elongated earth dog of today. The Dachshund breed standard was written in 1879, and the dog made its first appearance in the United States in 1888 where 11 dogs were first registered with the American Kennel Club. Today, the Dachshund is the only AKC recognized dog to be both an above ground and below ground hunter.