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The 2014 Commonwealth Games kicked off in Glasgow this week and what better way to celebrate than with a compilation of gorgeous Scottish terrier pics? It seems the Games organisers love these quintessential Scottish pooches just as much as we do, choosing them to boldly leading every nation as they made their way around the opening ceremony arena!

Fondly known by the locals as the ‘Scottie’, this tough highland breed may be small but they’re not afraid to stand their ground! Both Franklin Delano Roosevelt and George W Bush chose the feisty terriers as White House pets while Parker Brothers decided that the hairy pooch was the perfect choice for one of its world famous playing pieces.

Now you’re clued up on a little Scottish terrier history, let’s take a look at the 14 reasons why we love them!

They shamelessly stole the show at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Woof!

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They’re not afraid to get their paws dirty!

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They’re the perfect size to sneak into your suitcase…

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They’ve well and truly mastered the art of ‘puppy dog eyes…’

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They may be small but they sure are speedy!

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They’re always up for fun and games!

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They are hands down THE CUTEST puppies!

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They pull some pretty hilarious facial expressions…

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They have their balancing skills down pat! Yoga anyone?

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They know how to celebrate in style!

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They’re pint sized adventurers at heart!

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They’re curious, inquisitive and love to explore!

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They’re wise, kind and always ready to listen…

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They boast some pretty darn impressive facial hair…

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Thanks to BuzzFeed for the adorable Scotty images!

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