We currently have only one puppy here at Shirescot. Uno was first born in Violet’s (Sno Pond’s Static Electricity at Shirescot) litter of five. All the others (Alex, Tillie (was Dumpling), Angus and Ellie (was Pink) have found wonderful homes with excellent families. All these puppies are very special and we’re thrilled to have placed them. Uno, well all I can say is that he’s simply divine. He knows he’s bound for something great — you can see it in the way he postures himself when something captures his attention.
Uno is bound for the show ring and needs that special home in which to live. He’s a great boy, very brindled — almost a gold color — and we’re getting ready to register him as Shirescot Oro del Diablo. Yes, that is Fools Gold in Spanish. I chose that name because Uno is gold and devilishly handsome.
We really love this boy and are looking for a show home for him.
Show homes aren’t much different than pet homes except for keeping him intact and building his hard coat so he’s ready for the ring. Uno can grow up with you, then go to a handler if you’re not comfortable with showing him yourself. After his show career is complete he’ll return to you and be the best television watching, bed sleeping, face kissing, lovable boy out there.
We do ask that Uno remain intact (not be neutered) so that he would be available for stud services to anyone who saw him in the ring and wanted to use him to improve their blood line.
Shirescot Puppy Update — we have two puppies left that are looking for homes. They were born on March 13, 2019. They’re 15 weeks old. The proud parents are Violet (Sno Pond’s Static Electricity at Shirescot) and Angus (CH Charthill Shirescot Angus MacFergus). Violet is a Calvin daughter. Angus is a Jenny son.
There were 5 puppies in the litter — 3 boys and 2 girls. Several of them have show potential, and one went to a home with owners that plan to show her.
When we place a puppy, we want them to go to homes that understand the terrier attitude. We want them in homes that understand the amount of work (and love) that went into bringing a litter of puppies into our home.
A show dog’s ring career is fairly short — once they’ve earned their championship (or grand championship for those rocket kids) they’ll come home and be the best buddy pet everyone is looking for.
When we breed, we breed for conformation. We want the best match for our girls (or our boys when someone calls to talk stud service). We also want the best match in homes — if you decide you want to show we’ll talk your ear off!
I’ve added photographs now of the crowd. This one is off all of them in their “bucket” — I use it for keeping them in one place while I clean their “hooch” or when we’re going outside. Much easier than taking them out one by one 🙂
Front to back – First row — Pink. Second row — Dumpling. Third row — Alex, Uno and Angus (Angus has the white beard).
This little guy was the first born and the name Uno jumped out at me. He is a nice golden brindle with a slight milk chin He’s gaining weight nicely and has a blocky body (exactly what you want in a Scottie). He’s adventurous and loves to explore when we go outside.
Uno is seriously looking for a show home — if that is you, come visit him and we’ll talk to you in depth about showing.
This boy is a black brindle with a milk chin. It is a big milk chin that I jokingly call a milk pitcher, and white blaze on his chest. And, although I’ve never seen this before (which really makes him unique) he has white hairs between his foot pads. He looks a lot like is father, Angus, so I’ve been calling him “Angus.” This guy is also gaining weight nicely. He’s a quick little fellow and loves going outside. It takes him a minute to get a good feel for his surroundings, but once he’s comfortable he’s off and running!
Angus found a wonderful home where he can walk with the goats and help with making pottery. His new family was very excited when they picked him up. He gave lots of kisses and caused a lot of giggles and laughs.
The third boy is also a black brindle. He has no white markings and his brindling (at this point) is subtle. This boy was selected by a wonderful couple who live near Philadelphia. They’ve decided that his name is “Alex.” Alex has a great personality — he’s a laid back kind of guy that will be an excellent sofa sitting, TV watching little boy.
Alex was very happy to see his people when they came to pick him up. I am assured that he’ll be spoiled rotten!
The first girl puppy is a black brindle. She was so close in coloring to her sister, I marked her head with pink so that I could tell them apart. I call her “Pink” because of that. Pink is a feisty little girl and won’t take “no” for an answer. She barks back “yes” as fast as she can! Pink loves homemade chicken broth more than anything else we put in front of her. She’s the more delicate of the two girls, but she makes up for that with her quick personality and speed out in the yard. She’s quite the girl!
Pink is very busy and it’s tough to keep her in one spot long enough for a good picture of her — so, at this point her best shot is in the bucket.
Pink is now Ellie (Shirescot’s First Lady Eleanor of Roxbury) and ensconced in her new home on Long Island. Another spoiled puppy!
The second girl puppy is also black, but I’ve noticed some slight brindling to her coat. That may develop further as she gets older. She’s a very laid back girl — loves to lay on her back even in my hands — and will just lie there looking at me. She’s got a nice blocky body and is gaining weight very nicely.
Dumpling is still available to go to a pet home.
Dumpling loved exploring the brass collection on the porch. I found all these in Seoul, South Korea while I was on active duty.
As I’ve stated more than once, this is a great litter and these kids will make great pets for any home — whether they’re a show pup or not. Any dog’s show career is as long as you want it to be — Champion to Grand Champion Platinum. Some make it to their championship quickly, some take a little more time to grow up. They can certainly do their growing at YOUR house! Our girl Hope finished her Grand Championship (from nothing to Grand) in 3 months, only showing on weekends. Her daughter, Lil, finished her Championship in 3 weekends. Short career and then they’re back home with you, sitting by you on the sofa and sleeping in your bed.
Today Hope’s son, Cliff (Shirescot Heathcliff Of Culloden Moor) won “Winner’s Dog” and 2 points toward his championship in a Terrier Show at Buck’s County, PA. We’re extremely proud!
It’s been a bit of time since I last posted and I apologize for that. I’ve been focusing on quilting and chasing after the wee scots so have not posted any current information for our Shirescot Scottish Terriers.
At the current time we do not have any puppies or retired Scotties available for new homes. We’re working from Hope’s schedule and are anticipating her coming into season in mid to late March. If that is the case, she would be bred in late March to early April. Whelping would potentially then be in late June or early July. We would then wait until they’re about 8 weeks old to evaluate them for show potential. We would really want to place any show potential puppies in show homes (if you’re interested we could send you a show home contract template). Any companion puppies would then be announced here — after contacting those wonderful individuals/families on our waiting list.
Next weekend I expect to pick up a new addition to the Shirescot family — one of Calvin’s puppies in a breeding to Thyme in Maine. Her name is Sno Pond’s Perpetual Motion at Shirescot — call name Violet. We’re really looking forward to her joining our family. She’s a lovely silver brindle and has definite show potential.
I’m also picking up CH Shirescot Matilda of Scotland — call name Edith. Edith earned her championship during shows in Florida!! She also was selected Best of Breed as a “special” in her last show (a 5 point major!) — we’re so excited for her. She is coming home to grow up a little bit before going back on the road to earn her Grand Championship. We’re debating a fall 2018 or spring 2019 litter for her, so potentially puppies available in spring 2019 or fall 2019, depending on her schedule and availability of a suitable stud for her. We have our eyes on a great looking boy living in MI.
That’s all I have for today — please keep us in your mind later this year for information on Shirescot Scottish Terriers.
Had Hope’s girls out in the yard this morning. They’re just goof balls. Everything is fun to chase and oh! that lovely grass! These two girls are available right now to go to new homes. They both show great ring potential. They both also like to sit on the sofa and watch television. They argue and fuss with each other during the day but tend to sleep right next to each other when they’re napping and at night.
Lil (AKA Lilliput) —
This first video is of Lil. She’s all black, great front and tail set.
Lil is available any time to move to a new home. We’ve debated keeping her since she really needs to be in a show home. Lil is energetic and feisty. Her biggest thrill is teaming up with Molly to flip their food dish over and then use it as a sled in their play area. After breakfast this morning they flipped it right into their food dish. Now to find a food dish as heavy as the water dish (it’s a huge crock that I found at Mast General Store in Asheville, NC).
I took these photographs of Lil yesterday afternoon. She’s just a fun girl to have around. All wiggles and giggles and kisses!
Lil is mostly patient on the table
As you can see by these photographs, Lil has a great front and rear. She’s a blocky girl!
Lil is enjoying a rare moment of standing still. She’s a feisty girl who will enhance anyone’s life! She’s available now!
Molly (AKA Good Golly Miss Molly) —
This second video is of Molly. Molly is also all black and is available to go to a new home. Molly has serious show potential and would do extremely well in the ring. She’s taken well to a leash and is very food motivated.
Molly is usually the instigator of suspicious activities. She’s the first to run to the side of their living space (their “hooch”) when we walk in the room. She’s the last to stop unruly behavior when we’re watching unobserved. Lil notices us first and stops what she’s doing but she doesn’t seem to nudge Molly to tell her to quit…so Molly goes on doing whatever (usually digging in their water bowl). We love these girls a lot.
Molly wondering what I’m doing
Molly is very curious and loves to explore new things. She does well in our yard off-lead, but not sure I’d do that anywhere other than here at home. She’d curious herself off with strangers… :).
Molly has good toplines and tail set. She’s ready, will and able to move to your home. Available anytime.
Molly is a great little girl. She wiggles a lot when she’s on the sofa with us watching television, but likes the attention. Some commercials catch her interest and we wonder if she knows what’s going on (she’d probably have a better idea that we do sometimes). Molly is ready to go to her forever home. Whoever gets this girl will never have a dull moment!
Yesterday was a whirlwind of grooming activity as Kelsey came to strip (and clip) the puppies. They all love her…except when she’s stripping them to encourage their hard coats to come in. Once they get used to it they won’t be so upset during the process. They’re stripped about every six weeks.
I took these pictures this morning — they’re not professional photos by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s fun to get the puppies outside and let them have fun. Yesterday they were much too work out to much more than lay down in the yard and give me the stink eye!
The pictures are of both litters — Hope and Darby as well as Moira and Digger. It’s very easy to tell them apart — Hope’s puppies are all black and Moira’s puppies are very brindled.
First up — Hope’s babies. These puppies are all show quality youngsters.
Duke with fish lawn ornament
Duke on a rock in our yard
Joe looking up at the camera
Joe on a rock in our yard
Molly and a frog yard ornament
Molly on a grooming table
Lil in the driveway
Lil in the grass
Next up, Moira’s babies. The two boys have found their forever homes, but are remaining with us until after they’ve had their second round of shots. They’re all headed to the Montgomery County Kennel Club Dog Show near Philadelphia in October for evaluation and more socialization.
Bentley — Bentley is headed for New York City. His Mom, Yasmin, will pick him up during the Montgomery shows.
This is Bentley on a rock in our yard. It was a little warm so he didn’t want to stay on it very long.
Wallace in the driveway
Wallace says this is his rock and no one else’s
Profile Picture of Acorn on a grooming table
Acorn on grooming table
This is Ruthie standing on a rock in our yard
Another shot of Ruthie on the rock in the yard. As you can see today was a warm day in Gettysburg!
Mousse sitting on my leg
So, these are our kids — they’re wonderful little personalities! It’s difficult to send them off into the world, but we’ve learned there is only so much square footage in the house……