Breeder Directory

Breeder Directory

SFBSTC Club Breeder Chairperson: Lisa Kincheloe  831-757-9585

If you’re looking for a puppy, Lisa is a great resource as she usually knows of which breeders in our area have had a litter recently.

SFBSTC Member Breeders

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

Buying A Scottie

If you are seriously considering a Scottish Terrier and have never had one before, 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. Members of this regional Scottish Terrier Club here in San Francisco are very knowledgeable and will be happy to help you! You can also look at websites for the AKC (American Kennel Club) and STCA (Scottish Terrier Club of America) which are excellent sources of information about this special breed.

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 and Age

Before acquiring a Scottish Terrier give some serious thought to gender 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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Please note: SF Bay Scottish Terrier Club does not provide veterinary advice. However, we like to keep our members informed about health issues in our area. The information provided is for your use in consultation with your vet for the best care for your dog.

Be careful about xylitol hidden in foods – including ice cream and peanut butter!

Watch this public service video from the FDA released in 2019:


original post from 2017 on this topic:

A citywide alert went out for pet owners in Alameda, California about Xylitol a sugar supplement.

“Yesterday Benny, a 2-year-old dog that lives here in Alameda, ate a cupcake out of the compost that contained xylitol and passed away,” the Sept. 5 alert to residents said. “While heartbroken, the family wants to make sure that other dog owners are aware of this poison.”

Dr. Michael Miller, a veterinary at Providence Veterinary Hospital & Clinic in Alameda, explained in the alert that xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs and can be found in chewing gum, breath mints, peanut butter and nasal sprays.

“It’s best to avoid xylitol completely and use other sugar substitutes,” Miller said in the alert. “If you cannot avoid using products containing xylitol, then make absolutely sure they are stored safely out of reach of your pets.”

The family said Benny started vomiting after he ate the cupcake, so he called his mom to find out what ingredients she made them with. Once he started Googling potential symptoms, he rushed Benny to the veterinarian but it was too late.“He was the best dog every“ So happy when we came home. So unfair to lose him at 2 years old.”

Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure or even death in dogs.

Do not induce vomiting or give anything orally to your dog unless specifically directed to do so by your veterinarian. It is important to get treatment for your dog as quickly as possible.  As some dogs may already be hypoglycemic, inducing vomiting can make them worse!

If you suspect that your pet has eaten a xylitol-containing product, please contact your veterinarian immediately or call the

           PET POISON HELPLINE   800-213-6680   OR  



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