Hello all! It’s a beautiful day today. Our August 31, 2018 update is all about Edith! and Hope! and Lil!
- Edith —
[4/6/19] UPDATE: Edith is once again with a handler to finish her Grand Championship. She and Junior have yet to get their schedules completely in sync for breeding, but we’re very optimistic that 2019 will be their year.
(This is older information) Tomorrow I will drive Edith (CH Shirescot Matilda of Scotland) to New Jersey to meet with one of our handlers. He is currently handling the dog we plan to breed her to — Junior (MBIS MBISS GCHC Woburn Barbary Iron Man HOF). Junior is currently the number one Scottish Terrier in the US and number 7 Terrier in the US. We are proud to breed to him — I’ve been planning to get these two together since last October when I had an opportunity to meet Junior. I had another chance to see him this spring and still love his body type. Junior’s owners and I all believe this will be an excellent match. I know I said I didn’t want to have two litters on the ground at the same time ever again, but things change :).
- Hope —
[4/6/19] UPDATE: Hope and Darby presented us with a wonderful litter of 4 puppies. One girl and three boys. We named them after some of the characters in the TV series “Cheers.” Diane is now Aila and lives in California. Sam now lives in Canada. Norm is having a great time in York, PA, and Cliff stayed with us. Cliff is currently out with a handler (they are seven months old after all) and will be entered in a couple of shows over the next month or so. Norm should be out with a handler this summer. Sam and his new owner and looking for a handler that lives near them (near Rochester, NY in Canada). I don’t have a specific update on Aila’s show debut, but I’m sure we’ll see her out there fairly soon.
(This is older information) Another update — I am “mostly” positive that Hope (GCH Shirescot Ray of Hope) is pregnant. Our waiting list for puppies is long and hopefully everyone is patient. Hope is due around the 15th of September and I have an appointment scheduled on the 12th of September for an x-ray so we can count skulls and spines to see how many puppies we should expect during whelping. We wait until they’re close to their delivery date so that bones are more visible (calcium presence). We’re all excited by this breeding also — We bred her to Darby (BIS GCHP Woburn Camelot Unbridled Spirit) for the third time and are hoping we’ll get a good litter (her last two litters produced Edith and Lil (CH Shirescot Glimmer of Hope)). Third time is a charm, right?
- Lil —
[4/6/19] Update: Lil is having a great time here at the house. She misses all her siblings, but we’ve reassured her that Edith and Cliff will be home soon. She’s not quite ready to go back in the ring for her Grand Championship, but we’re optimistic that she’ll be back out on the circuit this fall.
(This is older information) Okay, one more update — Lil earned her Championship this month (!). She is now CH Shirescot Glimmer of Hope. I thought she would finish her Grand Championship this month, but she ran into some stiff competition on her last outing. So, four day shows this weekend and we are expecting good things from her. I’m certainly hoping to announce her Grand next month.
Have a wonderful Shirescot Day!