As I stroll the streets of Melbourne, I'm often stopped by well-meaning (but completely ignorant) humans...
"What sort of breed is he?"They often ask.
"He seems very friendly, but I thought Scottish Terriers weren't very social dogs?"Oh please.
|Strolling the strassers...|
So today I thought I'd help out, by debunking a few myths surrounding Scotties - so that everyone can fully appreciate just how wonderful we really are:
Myth #1: We are aloof and unfriendly
First of all; does this look the face of an unfriendly guy?
Okay, so while it's true that unlike some breeds we won't go running over to every passing human and pretend to be enamored by your presence -
(Golden Retrievers I'm looking at you)....
|This guy cannot be smart|
We actually do ADORE attention.
Scratch my chin, pat my back, and rub my tummy, and we'll be friends for life.
Oooh yeah that's the spot...
When our parents treat us with the respect and dignity we deserve, we will reward in kind... and you will be allowed to get close to us.
|Lucky you mum... you've got ten minutes of hug time (then bugger off)|
Myth #2: We are no good with children
Yes, we have fangs the same size as German Shepherds...
|That's a great set of pearly whites|
And yes, we do enjoy nibbling on the odd tree, toy, shoe....or even our own kennel...
|Don't mind me... I'm just doing some renovations|
But, we definitely DON'T nibble children. (They squeal and move around too much and we like quiet time).
|Pipe down small humans... I'm trying to snooze|
Myth #3: We are no fun
Are you joking?!
Look how much fun I'm having at Christmas!
|If I shake your hand will you get this off me??!|
Or when mum returned from Korea and dressed me in this ridiculous outfit!
Alright, alright... it's true I hate getting dressed up.
But that doesn't mean I'm not up for fun.
Anyone for a beer?
Hey! I'll take the whole slab...
|This ought to do me...|
Looking for a friend to play at the park?
Sure! I'll take anyone on...
Come on big guy... let's wrestle
And if you're after a beach buddy...
There's no better guy!
|Ahh the beach.. reminds me of the Scottish moors of home|
Of course, if you're after a lap dog...
|Not a great example of a lap dog...|
|I'm sorry, but is this even a real dog? Yuck.|
Or guard dog...
|Just. Plain. Scary.|
Then, Scotties are not for you.
If you want the most loyal, loving, independent and dignified little friend you could have...
|How could you say no?!|
A Scottie be your best bet!
Until next time!!!