What to feed your dog *Scottish Terrier*
This week for our “What to Feed Your Dog” series, I thought it would be nice to look at the oldest pure breed terrier out there, the Scottish Terrier. Nicked named the “Scottie” this breed has been documented as far back as 1436 and it hasn’t changed at all. They were originally bred to hunt and kill vermin on farms and to hunt badgers and foxes in the rocky highlands of Scotland. Their first appearance in any dog show was in the early 1800’s and they were shown as the “Hard – Haired Scotch Terrier,” mainly because of the wiry topcoat they have. This coat has been prevalent with all sizes of the breed that developed in the highlands. The Scottish Terrier is also very popular in pop culture. They have been owned by a variety of celebrities like the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Also FDR’s Scottie “Fala” is apart of his memorial statue in Washington, DC. The 43rd President George W. Bush also had one as well and the Scottie is also well known playing piece in the board game Monopoly.
The native food supplies for this breed would have included mutton, poultry, and a form of dairy cattle. The vegetation would of been grain crops, potatoes, corn and wheat. For the Scottie we would recommend commercial foods that are high in carbohydrates but low in protein. The foods should have a blend of poultry, mutton, wheat, corn and potatoes. I would avoid horse meat, soy products, beet pulp, white rice and avocado.