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Best in Show-Sadie the Scottish Terrier

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Sadie, a Scottish Terrier, was awarded Best in Show last night at the Eukanuba AKC National Championships.  Following is further information regarding this popular breed.

Dating back to the 1700’s, Scotties were originally bred to track foxes and rabbits into their dens.  Interestingly, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Scottie, Fala, is reported to have received more fan mail than many presidents.

This breed is loyal, protective, active, friendly and sturdy.  They normally grow to about 10 inches in height, weighing 17-22 lbs.  Scotties can adapt to apartment or large home living.

Being typical terriers, they are quite active, so they require a good deal of mental and physical activity.  If not given enough to do, they will create their own entertainment, with digging being a favorite pastime.

Although Scotties are fairly small in stature, they make good watchdogs, showing a high degree of protectiveness when their home is threatened.  They tend to be reserved when introduced to new people, but if the introduction is handled correctly, they will warm up quickly.

Above all, Scottish Terriers love companionship and if given the proper amount of attention will be a great pal.

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