No matter whether you spell it with "ie" or "y" this gorgeous Scottish Terrier pin is hand-crafted in USA from sterling silver, a classic design by Jan Palumbo, Great Fall Metal Works.
The Scottish Terrier (also known as the Aberdeen Terrier), popularly called the Scottie, is a breed of dog best known for its distinctive profile, black color, and typical terrier personality.
The Scottish Terrier is one of five breeds of terrier that originated in Scotland. (The other four are Skye, Cairn, Dandie Dinmont, and West Highland White Terriers.) Its nickname is "little diehard", given to it in the 19th century by George, the fourth Earl of Dumbarton. The Earl had a famous pack of Scottish Terriers, so brave that they were named “Diehards”. They were supposed to have inspired the name of his Regiment, The Royal Scots, "Dumbarton’s Diehards."