Why do Scottie girls look like old men?

Three Scottish Terrier femalesFern, Lily and Geoff by galbavin at Flickr

Yes it’s Fern, Lily and Geoff even though it looks more like Ferdinand, Larry and Geoff. Poor Scottish Terrier girls — no one ever asumes they’re female. Oh well, male miniature poodles probably get it the other way around.

Update: Not just male miniature poodle apparently but boy westies as well. A reader notes in the comments that his/her West Highland Terrier is always assumed to be a girl.

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6 thoughts on “Why do Scottie girls look like old men?

  1. If that’s Fern on top, she’s definitely a little butch. Oh well, I suppose it can’t be helped. May she have a fine personality.

  2. Haha this is a constant problem. Even when my scottie is in a bright pink collar she gets mistaken for a boy! It’s got to be the beard.

  3. I have the same problem, in reverse, with my Westie. He is so pretty, everyone thinks he’s a girl! No one ever mistakes my Scottie for a female, which is a good thing since he has enough “issues” as it is…

  4. I’m really sad to see how you guys using my country name. Definitely non of you went to my country or saw a real Bulgarian women!!! Peace,Love and Scottie

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