The West Highland Terrier is a Scottish breed of dog with a recorded history that dates back as early as during the reign of James I of England (VI of Scotland), who reigned between 1567 and 1625.
"The Golden Retriever has its roots in Scotland. In the mid-18th century, wildfowl hunting was very popular among the wealthy. In Scotland, a dog was needed that could retrieve from water and land because the land was covered in ponds and rivers. Early retrievers were crossed with the best of water spaniels, giving rise to the dog known as the Golden Retriever."