I am the proud Mommy of a most adorable scottish terrier puppy named Raglan Reform Club; Viggo to his friends.
As you may already know scottish terriers was very popular in the 40's and 50's. Many actors ( for example Shirley Temple and Humphrey Bogart) and writers had one of the furry little friends and pinup artists as Gil Elvgren frequently included a scottie or two in their pictures. Why they did is not too hard to understand. The scottie is a very perky, joyful dog always up for new tricks and adventures!
This picture by Gil Elvgren named "Finders Keepers" from 1945 explains a lot..