The “Scottie” has been a favorite of the White House for decades…FDR, Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and George W. Bush loved this breed. They are great for seniors as they have adaptable temperaments and are intelligent. Though a bit energetic, they are not fond of running. Also, they can’t swim, so keep them away from water. They are great with children, and better suited to apartments with a yard or lawn, as they love to dig to amuse themselves. Training them to dig in a certain spot will be needed if you have a favorite rose garden in your yard.playful but a bit mischievous.