Not a lot is known about the origin of the Scottish Fox Terrier outside of its parentage: the Scottish Terrier and the Wire Fox Terrier. Both of these breeds originated during the 19th century from different places throughout the United Kingdom. One of the oldest breeds in Scotland, the Scottish Terrier is considered to be a key founder of all modern-day Terrier breeds and was a favorite of royals and diplomats alike. This popularity has continued into the modern era with loads of quaintly-crafted paraphernalia such as mugs, pieces of artwork and postcards; making the Scottish Terrier one of the most recognizable breeds in existence. The Wire Fox Terrier, whose origins can be traced back to Wales, also has a history in royal households. King Edward VII of England adored his Wire Fox Terrier, Caesar, whom he bestowed with a special collar that read, “I am Caesar. I belong to the King.” These days, Wire Fox Terriers are not as commonly seen in family households but continue to be popular amongst the show dog circuits. Hybrids of two common dog breeds like the Scottish Fox Terrier are becoming more and more popular with dog owners as they contain the best qualities of both of their parents. The Scottish Fox Terrier is no exception. His sharp senses make him an excellent hunter, particularly when it comes to smaller rodents like mice, rats and squirrels. Like both the Scottish and Wire Fox Terriers, the Scottish Fox Terrier loves the affection of children – though he should be strictly monitored with children under the age of six due to his tendency to be over-eager – and will make the perfect companion and guard dog for any family!