The Scottish-Skye Terrier is a new hybrid dog and we can learn a lot about this unique dog by investigating the parent dog's history. The Scottish Terrier has been around a long time although not much was recorded before 1859. In that year Scotties, as they were affectionately known, were exhibited as a pure breed although they were under the name of the Aberdeen Terrier in honor of where they were mostly bred. The West Highland White and Scotties are closely related, having originated in the same areas namely the Blackmount region of Perthshire and the Moor of Rannoch. The Scottish Terrier was a dog with a job; one that they took very seriously and excelled in. They were used to eradicate vermin from the rocks, the ground, and barns. Their strong muscular low bodies were ideal for this purpose. A Captain Gordon Murray and S.E Shirley had the responsibility of setting the standard in 1879 and three years later the Scottish Terrier Club was established. The Scottish Terrier has had some celebrity owners, such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt (the 32 President of the United States) and George W. Bush, (the 43rd President). While not the easiest dog to manage due to their independent thinking and 'big dog' attitude, they have an incredibly loyal following and devoted owners who think they are worth their weight in gold. The Skye Terrier has a long history dating back more than four centuries. They originated from the Isle of Skye in Scotland where they were used to hunt badger, fox and otter often following them into their burrows and pulling them out to dispose of them. Little has changed in their appearance since those days, except that they are more of a companion dog now than a working dog. This dog used to be called the Clydesdale Terrier, the Fancy Skye Terrier and the Glasgow Terrier. Queen Victoria was fond of the breed and she kept and bred the Skye Terrier herself. They were one of the most popular breeds of the time. In 1887 the Skye Terrier was recognised by the American Kennel Club. Despite their popularity they are a rare breed, yet have a loyal and devoted following.