With their agile spirit to the fore, Scottish Terriers and their owners will be part of the Scots Day Out celebrations in Bendigo’s Rosalind Park on Saturday 2 March.
Behind the Scottish Terrier Club of Victoria banner, they will be part of the opening parade down View St at 10am before adding to the excitement and activities in the park through to 5pm.
The club, formed in 1948, will also have a special stand showcasing their dogs and introducing new fans to the famous breed.
As with all breeds of any antiquity, the origin of the Scottish Terrier is unknown. All that is known is that in the Western Highlands of Scotland and the Islands of the Hebrides there existed a terrier on short legs with a rough coat.
It was not until 1879 that the breed was officially recognised as the Scottish Terrier and it is closely related to the Skye Terrier, the Dandie Dinmont, the Cairn Terrier and the West Highland White.