Pretoria-bred Raphael comes to Backworth

raphael todd russonRaphael Todd Russon / Ian Todd (p)

We’re fortunate at Backworth to share our lives not only with magnigicent Thoroughbreds, but also with our intelligent and dignified, yet often stubborn and hilarious, Scotties! Pretoria-bred Raphael Todd Russon is a new addition to the Backworth family.

The Scottish Terrier, also known as the Aberdeen Terrier but popularly called the Scottie, was one of the initial Scottish Highland breeds of terrier that were grouped under the name of Skye Terrier. They are one of five breeds originating in Scotland; the other four being Skye, Cairn, Dandie Dinmont, and West Highland White Terrier, and their lineage is said to be traced back to a single female, named Splinter II.