The Scottish terrier (Scottish Gaelic: Abhag Albannach; also known as the
Aberdeen Terrier), popularly called the Scottie, is a breed of dog. Initially one of
the highland breeds of terrier that were grouped under the name of Skye Terrier, it
is one of five breeds of terrier that originated in Scotland, the other four being the
modern Skye, Cairn, Dandies, and West Highland White Terriers. They are an
independent and rugged breed with a wiry outer coat and a soft dense undercoat.
The First Earl of Dumbarton nicknamed the breed "the diehard". The modern breed is said to be able to trace its lineage back to a single female, named Splinter II
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