Your Mini Scottish Fox Terrier is a hybrid that has only been around for about 20 years so their history is not well known. However, by looking at the background of the parent breeds, you can get an idea of your dog’s characteristics. The Miniature Fox Terrier is a combination of several different Terriers and the Whippet. Some of the Terriers thought to have been used in developing this breed are the Toy Fox Terrier, Toy Manchester Terrier, British Fox Terrier, and English Toy Terrier. They originated in Australia in the 19th century and became popular for hunting rats, mice, and snakes. The Miniature Fox Terrier is now a popular family pet and is owned by several celebrities such as Tony Field of the Wiggles and Ian Thorpe, an Olympic athlete. The breed is not recognized by the American Kennel Club but they have been part of the United Kennel Club since 1936. The Scottish Terrier originated in Scotland back in the 17th century from the West Highland White Terrier, Cairn Terrier, and Skye Terrier. The breed is known for its awesome fox and badger hunting ability and bravery. In fact, they became famous for their part in the battle of the Royal Scots and the group of Terriers was nicknamed Dumbarton's Diehards by George Douglas, the first Earl of Dumbarton. Also, President Franklin D. Roosevelt owned a Scottish Terrier named Fala who got more fan mail than most presidents did. The little Scots were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 and they are the 58th most popular dog breed.