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Breeder Chairperson: Lisa Kincheloe  831-757-9585 lkinch@pacbell.net

J-Mar Scottish Terriers Jerry & Peggy Burge San Jose, CA Phone: (408) 393-0204
j14all@aol.com
Paloma Scottish Terriers Adrian & Linda Sanchez Lancaster, CA Phone: (661) 722-1554
PALOMASCOT@aol.com
XTC Scotties Nancy Xander Van Nuys, CA Phone: (818) 895-0507
xtcscotties1@earthlink.net
Glenkinch Tom   & Lisa Kincheloe Prunedale, CA Phone:(831) 757-9585
lkinch@pacbell.net

 

Buying A Scottie

If you are seriously considering a Scottish Terrier it is paramount that you learn as much possible about the breed. This can be accomplished by reading, talking to owners, contacting reputable breeders, attending sanctioned matches, shows, and specialty shows. Contacting a regional Scottish Terrier Club, local all-breed dog club, the AKC (American Kennel Club) and STCA (Scottish Terrier Club of America) are good places to start and excellent sources of information.

abbott2Key Considerations

Owning a Scottie is a LIFETIME COMMITMENT!
Owning a Scottish Terrier or any animal is a serious undertaking and should be entered into with only the very best in mind for the animal. Far too often pets are acquired without the proper knowledge, understanding, and concern necessary for a successful pet owner relationship. Pet ownership is not temporary or something that should be discarded if you suddenly have a change of heart and decide that owning a pet is not for you.

Consider carefully the pros and con of pet ownership before accepting the responsibility of such an alliance. Do not rush into buying a pet, take time and consider just how this venture may affect you and the entire family. Remember, you will be introducing a new member to the family that may well be with you for ten to fifteen years. This is no small undertaking, it is an acquisition of MAJOR PROPORTIONS.

Study the breed you “think” you are interested in by attending local dog shows and speaking to reputable breeders. See first hand the dog or cat in which you are interested in all levels of its growth and development. That cute, cuddly little puppy will eventually become a full-grown adult dog. Is it what you expected? For example:

  • Do you have the home, yard space and all to properly take care of a dog?
  • Is your property and swimming pool properly fenced for the containment and safety of your animal?
  • Have you the temperament, strength and time needed to raise and properly train the pet of your choice?

These are only a few of the questions you must contemplate before you can make an intelligent and responsible decision when acquiring a pet.

If, and only if, you decide you’re ready for the lifetime commitment of owning a Scottish Terrier, and that your circumstances are appropriate should you move to the next stage:

Gender, Color and Age

Before acquiring a Scottish Terrier give some serious thought as to gender, color, and age. If buying a puppy, make certain the puppy is no younger than ten to twelve weeks. Reputable breeders will not sell puppies until they are mature enough to leave the mother.

  • The female will generally mature faster than the male and will therefore assume an earlier adult behavior. They will usually come into season every six months, unless spayed, and will require special attention and care during this time to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
  • The male, once reaching puberty (approximately six months) will be fertile and capable of mating at any time and usually will when given the opportunity. It is not at all uncommon for a twelve or thirteen year old male to impregnate a bitch in season. The male, although fully developed sexually by six months, will retain his puppy behavior for a longer period of time than the female. He also becomes observant at this time of territorial boundaries and will begin lifting his leg to urinate.
  • Keep in mind that Scottish Terriers, especially the males, do not mature fully until approximately two years old. If you think you might possibly be interested in breeding, it is important that you do not breed too young. A responsible breeding schedule is not to breed a male earlier than nine months and not before the second season for a female and only then if both animals are in excellent health. However, if you are primarily looking for a well bred, healthy puppy as a pet, either a male or female should prove a most welcome addition to the family.

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CANINE VIRUS WARING

DUE TO THE RECENT OUTBREAK CANINE INFLUENZA IN THE BAY AREA WE RECOMMEND IF YOU HAVE PETS AT HOME AND PLAN TO ATTEND THE GOLDEN GATE DOG SHOE OR IF YOU HAVE PLANS TO TAKE YOUR DOG/S TO A LOCAL PARK , OR ANY PUBLIC PLACE– BE SURE THAT WHEN YOU GO HOME YOU WIPE YOUR SHOES THOROUGHLY WITH BLEACH AND CHANGE AND WASH YOUR CLOTHES. TRY TO MAKE THIS A HABIT ANYTIME YOU GO HOME AFTER BEING IN A PUBLIC AREA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS INFLUENZA PLEASE CHECK THESE SITES.

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – A warning for Bay Area dog owners: Animal care officials say there are now confirmed cases of the flu among dogs in this region. Cases have been reported in San Francisco and the South Bay.
SFGATE: Flu season is taking its toll in the South Bay, not only with people, but their pets. Veterinarians are warning of a canine flu outbreak. Vets stress it can’t be transmitted from dog-to-person.

Most veterinary hospitals offer a bivalent vaccine that covers H3N2 and H3N8
It might be worth adding to your yearly vaccination protocol
The mortality rate is pretty low, the symptoms of which typically persist for three to four weeks. During that time, vets recommend dogs be kept under quarantine, away from dog parks and kennels.
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