Developed in Scotland in the 1800s, the Scottish Terrier is an interesting dog breed which is part of the Terrier Group. The compact, energetic and independent dog is especially known for its bearded muzzle.
The Scottish Terrier's beard and eyebrows enhance its keen and sharp expression. It has two coats -- a two inch long, wiry and very hardy outer coat and a dense undercoat. The outer coat, which comes in wheaten, black, or brindle of any color, frequently has sprinklings of white or silver hairs. The heavy boned, short-legged, and compact Scottish Terrier also packs a lot of power in its small body -- qualities needed in a dog that has to face formidable opponents in narrow places.