As we’ve said, our Scotties are extremely important to us and we want to ensure they’re going into a safe environment with a family who understands the Scottie temperament.  Scotties have the jaw strength of an 80-pound dog; they’re stubborn, and if they see a squirrel (or a groundhog, or a bunny), they’re after it.  Like a rocket.  Even if you have an invisible fence, a Scottie will quickly penetrate that barrier (because it really isn’t a barrier), chasing anything and everything that’s running from them.

During initial contact we send out a questionnaire because we want to know several things about potential clients:

Do you have experience with Scottish Terriers?

Do you have a fenced yard?

How much time do you plan to spend outside with the Scottie?

How much hours will the Scottie be left alone?

Where will the Scottie be kept when alone (if you have to leave the house)?

Are you interested in a Shirescot Scottish Terrier? We would love to know more about you, your goals and expectations. Send us a general email with your questions at We can’t wait to hear from you.

To fill out Shirescot’s Breeder Questionnaire, please click on the link below. Fill out the fields by clicking on the lines provided for the answer. Save your draft to your computer with your name in the title and send the saved PDF in an email to  If the forms gives you problems or won’t print extended responses, print it blank and hand write your responses (or use a typewriter (!)) in the provided spaces.  You can then scan in your questionnaire and email it to us ( or snail mail to us at PO Box 4594, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Breeder Questionnaire Form (Click Here)

Shirescot Scottish Terriers Show Dog Scottie