Scottie Scholar Saturday – Who knew?

Just when you thought you knew everything about a Scottie, something new comes along. Pay attention class.

Scottie Scholar

Did you know….

  • Scotties were one of the most popular breeds of dogs when Monopoly was created in the 1930s? That’s probably why the Scottie is the most popular game token in the famous board game.
  • Queen Victoria had a Scottie as did Jackie O and Rudyard Kipling. And David Bowie, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
  • Scotties are also known as the Aberdeen Terrier.
  • Here in the U.S., Carnegie Mellon University and Agnes Scott College have Scotties as mascots.

Now you know!

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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30 Responses to Scottie Scholar Saturday – Who knew?

  1. My Mom says that was her favorite Monopoly board piece to use…………although if her brother took it before she did, she’d drive the car! Tee Hee

    Hugs, Sammy

  2. I agree efurrybuddy wanted the little dog! once my mom tried to hide it in her mouth to reserve it for herself and she swallowed the little pup. That was a show… butt it fortunately came back the common way and she needed no dogtor… :o)

  3. theguster says:

    The Queen, Jackie O and the others had outstanding taste in their choice of dogs!

    Monopoly was my favorite board game as a child, and I have collected 8 of the scotties which are sitting on the shelf beside me! I often wonder how many times they were chosen to play the game!

    McDuff & Mom

  4. That was. Dry interesting! Mama doesn’t want them to get too popular. Then every idiot & their brother thinks they have to have one and we all know what happens then. I wonder if Agnes Scott has any cool Scottie swag?

  5. nordhuesn says:

    That is knowledge we did not have (especially David Bowie and Jackie O). We agree not to have them be too popular. We are so special, only special people should let us own them, yes?

  6. Marty the Manx says:

    Thanks for the lesson! Stuart looks good as a scholar!

  7. Kismet says:

    But I knew that.

    Others, new to blogging, may not know.

  8. Elizabeth Davis says:

    Cool…Fala and Barney were Presidential Scotties also…..Those of us who have had Scotties must agree….if we weren’t special before we had a Scottie….we definitely are after we have been own by a Scottie….!!!

  9. KingKaos says:

    Barney and Miss Beasley, too, White House Scotties too, and very personable.

  10. lauramarec says:

    We is takin’ notes dis time so we can be ahead of da game for da quiz whenever der is one! Mum sez she is one of da peeple who like to hoard da Scottie game piece, too, cuz it’s soo cute. She sez dat she is loving all of da Scottie Saturday FUN Facts! We are too. Scotties and Stu RULE!! Dats fer sure!
    Thanks for da lesson, Teacher.
    Barks and arroooos,
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl

  11. corkscot says:

    The history of Scotties is very interesting. It takes a special person to live with this wonderful, stubborn breed. Thanks for some insight.

  12. rottrover says:

    Is Stuart channeling this info to you from the RB? I gotta get mom on board! Max? Mandy? Allie? Gizmo? Bart? Ruby?? FACTOIDS about rotties, please!!


  13. gentlestitches says:

    I didn’t know the Scottie was also an Aberdeen terrier!
    (the longer I live, the less I know!)
    My son is lucky because he is 15 and knows all. “I know” he says.
    The critters and I have discussed it as the boy is very good to his dog and all animals and a willing worker we decided to keep him. ❤

  14. rjkeyedup says:

    So why were we once called Aberdeen Terriers?? Mommy saw a TV commercial with hundreds of scottie monopoly pieces running across the screen – she got all excited. Pish Posh they couldn’t cuddle with her like I do! Aroooo… Ozzy

  15. Wylie, Ruby & Pat says:

    For a Scottie lover like you, and if you haven’t already, you should read Rudyard Kipling’s book, Thy Servant, A Dog. He captured the spirit and dearness of this beloved breed like no one else in the world, and the sketches show a uniquely ‘English’ Scottie (smaller snout). I have three versions of the book I am so in love with i!.

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