Category Archives: Famous Scottish Terriers

Not just famous Scottish Terriers but also Scottish Terriers of the rich and famous.

Flashback Friday: A Few Famous Scottish Terriers

Princess Victoria with Mac on board the 'Victoria and Albert III'
Princess Victoria with Mac on board the ‘Victoria and Albert III’

After much detective work, the Scottish Terrier and Dog News, has come to the conclusion that we erred when we identified this dog as the mysterious Laddie, and that Laddie and Mac are two entirely different terriers. We further suspect that, despite reports to the contrary, Laddie was not a Scottie.

Speaking of Brits, here’s miniature poodle guy Winston Churchill with Fala. And speaking of Fala, if you haven’t visited the fantastic FDR’s Fala Tumblr, you really need to head on over.

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And finally, here’s actress Dorothy Lamour with a Scottie puppy. Lamour’s one of those actresses I think I should know more about, but then I look at her movie history and realize there’s a reason why I’ve never seen any of her films and just know her name. Basically, she had way better taste in dogs than movie scripts.


Barney was a ‘real jerk,’ says ex-first daughter

After Sunny Obama was accused (probably falsely) of knocking over a little girl at a White House Xmas party, Jenna Bush Hager revealed her true feelings about another presidential dog, her father’s beloved Barney, calling him “a real jerk.”

“He was a little temperamental,” Jenna went on. “I feel bad saying that but he didn’t like strangers. And he actually bit one of my dad’s friends — not once, but twice — but it’s when the friend gave him a little spank.”

Scottie News had full coverage of that spank, back when it happened in 2007. And of course you can see our full Barney archives here.

In related news, Buzzfeed has a detailed analysis of Sunny’s supposed misdemeanour. And here’s an article about why British prime ministers don’t make a big deal about dogs. Apparently a lot of Brit politicians have girly dogs including Winston Churchill who had, of all things, miniature poodles.

Barbara and Jenna Bush join Miss Beazley and Barney, during a visit to the Lincoln Bedroom Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, for the taping of Barney Cam.
Putting on a good face: Barbara and Jenna Bush join Miss Beazley and Barney, during a visit to the Lincoln Bedroom Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, for the taping of Barney Cam.


Newsletter readers: If you can’t see the Jenna Bush video, view it on the Scottie News website

An update on Miss Beazley from Laura Bush

Scottish Terrier by George W. Bush
The late, great Barney Bush by the ex-Prez. RIP, Barney. We miss you at the Scottie News.

Laura Bush recently updated the public on the Bush family pets:

She said Miss Beazley, a 9-year-old Scottish terrier is doing well. And she said that Bob the Cat, who was found at the Bushes’ ranch in Crawford, is taking to well to his new accommodations in Dallas.

Bush joked that her husband likes to tell people that Bob the Cat went from eating wild rabbit one day to “lying on our bed smoking cigarettes” the next.

The Scottie News sure misses the days when there were Scottish Terriers in the White House, providing us with a regular source of news. Here are the Barney and Miss Beazley archives should you feel nostalgic too.

No offence intended to First Dogs Bo and Sunny, but Porties aen’t Scotties. Read more about the lonely of the current White House dogs.

The Scottish Terrier News Kennedy Archives

Jackie Kennedy (then Jackie Bouvier) with Hoochie the Scottish Terrier.
Jackie Kennedy (then Jackie Bouvier) with Hoochie the Scottish Terrier.

Unless you’ve been living out in the woods without a smart phone, you know that this week marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.

In commemoration, the Scottie News is highlighting Jackie Kennedy’s Scottish Terrier connection. The photo above has never before been published on the Scottish Terrier and Dog News, but other portraits of young Jackie and Hoochie have. Click here to see our Kennedy archives.

A Scottish Terrier News Presidential Bulletin

The opening of the George W. Bush presidential library last week has caused a spike in news about the late first Scottie, Barney.

First off, there are some new photos of which the Scottish Terrier and Dog News especially likes the one of the Prez and Barney out fishing in Texas.

George W. Bush fishing with Barney
Uh oh, no lifejacket. Guess Texans don’t do that.

A portrait of Miss Beazley was also unveiled. Scottie News like its abstract qualities and finds it a little less sentimental than Bush’s Barney painting.

Scottish Terrier by George W. Bush

In other Scottie presidential news, NBC reports that “comedian Bob Hope used to tell an anecdote about Franklin D. Roosevelt housetraining his Scottish terrier, Fala, on the Chicago Tribune. It was a reference to Roosevelt’s greatest hater, Tribune publisher Robert R. McCormick, an orotund aristocrat who considered the New Deal indistinguishable from Communism.” Never heard that one before nor had I heard that Fala got a bone for breakfast every morning.

It’s a good life being a president’s dog.

Three Scotties with famous women

Lana Terrier with Scottish Terrier puppy
Not just another casting couch

Here’s Lana turner with a Scottie puppy. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any back story and she doesn’t seem to have been a Scottish Terrier owner in real life.

Jayne Mansfield with Scottish Terrier and poodle
The Scottie appears to have had only a cameo role

A poodle costarred with Jayne Mansfield in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, often wearing accessories that matched the actress’ outfits. The Scottish Terrier, however, is a bit of a mystery. All we can guess is that he (or she, in keeping with the times) may have been the poodle’s much shorter love interest.

Finally, Martha Stewart, dog lover but not a Scottie person, shows how to have a perfect bed.

Martha Stewart with Scottish Terrier
At Martha’s photo shoots dogs are allowed on the bed

Read through the Scottie Newsfamous Scottish Terrier archives.

RIP Barney Bush: George W.’s beloved dog dies


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Here’s what President Bush had to say about the loss of his friend:

Laura and I are sad to announce that our Scottish Terrier, Barney, has passed away. The little fellow had been suffering from lymphoma and after twelve and a half years of life, his body could not fight off the illness. Barney and I enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to accompany me when I fished for bass at the ranch. He was a fierce armadillo hunter… Barney guarded the South Lawn entrance of the White House as if he were a Secret Service agent. He wandered the halls of the West Wing looking for treats from his many friends.

RIP, Barney Bush and our sympathies to the former first family.

The Scottie News has provided a lot of Barney posts over the years, which you can find in our archives.

The White House official collection of Barney photos can be found here.

Below is a painting that the former president did of his buddy Barney:

Barney by George W. Bush (43)
Barney by George W. Bush (43)

Update: Wendy comments that there are also many great photos on George Bush’s Facebook page.

Scottish Terrier News Golden Globes Edition

Paul and Laurie Feig's Linus and Mary
Linus and Mary (both rescues)  behave like cats and interrupt the packing.

Linus and Mary belong to Laurie and Paul Feig. Paul is the creator of Freaks and Geeks and director of Bridesmaids, and Laurie is a producer too so these Scotties are Hollywood royalty.

Paul Feig with portraits of Linus the Scottish Terrier
Favourite son

Not only do they sleep on some great looking jackets, they get to have their photos taken for the Feigs’ New York apartment where the focal point is Frank Bruynbroek’s double portrait of Linus. “We have another dog, Mary,” Feig told New York magazine, “but she photographs like an old prospector, so she didn’t get the big wall.”

In other words, she failed her screen test. The Scottish Terrier and Dog News hopes that doesn’t mean Mary will be excluded from any Golden Globes celebrations. We wouldn’t want to have to call the Humane Society.

Read more about Hollywood Scottish Terriers:

  • Lena – Tatum O’Neal’s beloved Scottish Terrier, whose death “set her off”
  • Puppy Dearest – Joan Crawford’s Scottie
  • Duffy – Julie Andrews’ wheaten Scottish Terrier
  • Corkey – Shirley Temple’s Scottish Terrier
  • African Queen and Kane Mutiny – Humphrey Bogart’s Scotties
  • Tibby – Bette Davis’ Scottish Terrier puppy
  • Jock – from Lady and the Tramp

And check out Scotties who look like celebs.