A Scoodle is a designer dog and is a mix between a purebred Scottish Terrier and a purebred Poodle. Independent and stubborn, the Scottish Terrier was bred in Scotland to hunt vermin and for following prey to ground. They were first mentioned by Bishop John Lesley in his book History of Scotland from 1436 to 1561. Terriers in Scotland were later divided into two groups - the Dandie Dinmont Terriers and the Skye Terriers, and the Scottish Terrier fell into the latter. Queen Victoria kept Scottish Terriers and her favorite was one called Laddie. Besides royalty, the feisty dogs were also admired by presidents including Franklin Delano Roosevelt who had one named Fala and George W. Bush who had two named Barney and Miss Beazley. One of the tokens on the board game Monopoly is a Scottie. They may be regarded by some as pampered lap dogs, but the Poodle is said to be the second most intelligent dog breed after the Border Collie. Often thought of as originating in France they are actually from Germany where they were known as the Pudel or Canis Familiaris Aquatius. They were popular in France and were called “chien canard or caniche,” for their duck-hunting skills. The Poodle is accomplished at agility, obedience and tracking and is also known for its skill in circus tricks. They are excellent swimmers and their coat is adapted to water. The Poodle comes in three sizes - standard, miniature, and toy. Elvis Presley was said to have a Poodle named Champagne.