Top Dog Breeds with Scottish Roots

Feisty yet dignified Scotties embody Scottish patriotism as the national breed of Scotland.

Scottish Terrier  

Plucky Cairn Terriers originated as Isle of Skye ratters and continue charming fans as Toto in "Wizard of Oz" fame.   

Cairn Terrier 

Shelties diligently herd livestock with intelligence inherited from their Scottish Collie forebears.

Shetland Sheepdog

Goldens were first bred as gundogs to retrieve waterfowl in Scottish estates during the early 19th century.

Golden Retriever

Borders are considered the world's premier sheep herding dogs thanks to centuries of specialized breeding along the England-Scotland border.

Border Collie

Shaggy-haired Beardies also have their herding heritage rooted in the rural Scottish Highlands and islands.

Bearded Collie

Named after a Scottish Duke, Gordon Setters point and retrieve upland game as accomplished hunting companions.

Gordon Setter 

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