The Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier is a new and rare hybrid dog that has limited data about its development. To see what type of characteristics make up this attractive dog, we need to examine the parent dog history. The Scottish Terrier was originally called the Aberdeen Terrier after the town of Aberdeen in Scotland where a lot of them were originally bred. While their history is also a bit clouded, it is known that they were developed in the 1700's as a small dog that was capable of hunting den animals such as the badger, otter, rabbit and fox. These feisty and independent dogs certainly lived up to those expectations, taking an almost professional interest in their work. Their low to the ground body, strong sturdy build, and sheer bravery and tenacity was reflected in their passion for their work and how efficient they were at dragging or chasing prey from their homes. George, the fourth Earl of Dumbarton, nicknamed these tough little dogs as the 'little diehard'. The Scottie arrived in the United States of America around the mid 1880's. Their whiskered face, alert eyes, and unique appearance made them an instant hit with dog fanciers. The Scottish Terrier was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1885, and while the dog is not used as much in hunting these days, it still has that strong prey drive and is a dog that requires a strong owner who is capable of being the leader of this amazing and tenacious little dog. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is another dog that was bred to be a working dog, sadly this dog's job was to perform in the then popular but dangerous sport of bull baiting. They were developed in the region of Staffordshire where they took their name from, during the 19th Century. Cross breeding between Bulldogs and various local Terriers such as the Manchester Terrier, produced this solid and powerful medium sized dog. The sport of bull baiting was a dangerous sport and thankfully the sports popularity waned, but unfortunately so did the popularity of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The breed saw a resurgence in interest in the 20th century, especially from dog fanciers in the United States. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier returned to the show ring in 1935 and excelled in the events. Today in the States the breed is slightly larger than the European standard. This tough yet friendly dog is not for everyone or every family. They need an experienced or strong owner who will be the leader to be a successful companion. This breed was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1975.