Shirescot Scottish Terriers

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November 2019 Update

Hello Everyone!

I just wanted to let everyone know that we currently do not have any puppies available. However, we have an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow for a girl we co-own with a friend in Florida. We’re hoping that she’s about 4 weeks pregnant. Yes, that implies a Christmas litter! I will do my best to post more routinely, have been extremely bad about keeping up with all the Scottie News.

The puppies from the last litter, from Angus and Violet are all placed in wonderful homes. We had the chance to visit with Alex in October and see Dumpling (now Tilly) every 5 weeks or so for grooming. She’s growing up nicely and loves her new home. Uno stayed with us and will soon be traveling with a handler to start showing some time during 2020. He’ll be more socialized (he loves people!) and used to seeing more people, dogs and “things” which helps prepare him for his time in the show ring. Pink (now Ellie) is doing very well in her home and will potentially start showing in 2020. We’re thrilled that two of the pups from this litter will be on the show circuit soon working to earn their championships. Yay!

We are hoping to breed Edith this spring and Lil next summer. I’d hoped to breed Lil when she next came into season (expected in January) but she surprised me and came into season this last week which would potentially pup two litters within about 5 weeks of each other. We did that once and decided that it was more work than we’d signed up for and have chosen to not go that route again. I expect Edith to come into season in March/April and now Lil in May/June. That would potentially give us litters in May/June and July/August. A little crowded, but certainly doable. We’ll keep you posted.

Thanks for reading and keeping us in mind.

Updates posted to the August 31, 2018 message

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!

Lori

August 2018 News

Shirescot August 2018 News. New Champions and soon to start showing.

Hello everyone. Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted. Time seems to get ahead of me too many days to count 🙂

We currently do not have any puppies or retired show dogs available. We did breed Hope in July and hope (!) she will have a litter in September. We won’t know anything for sure until about the 10th of September, but believe she is expecting.

New Champions!

Lil (Shirescot Glimmer of Hope) finished her Championship earlier this month (8 calendar weeks to the day), and is well on her way to completing her Grand Championship. We expect her to finish her GC later this month, and if she does she’ll beat her mother Hope’s record (nothing to GC in 3 months). It’s so much fun to see her…either in person or through a video sent by friends. She’s such a lovely girl and we couldn’t be more proud of her.

Edith (Shirescot Matilda of Scotland) is home after finishing her Championship earlier this year. We brought her home instead of keeping her on the road because she simply needs more time to mature. So, we’re keeping on eye on her and plan to breed her the next time she comes into season (any day now). I’ve had my eye on a special boy since last year. He’s done well and is currently the #1 Scottie and #7 Terrier in the country. Couldn’t be happier with my pick…from when he was an “unknown” until now. Absolutely great lines — both the dog himself and his genealogy. He’s co-owned by the same folks who own the boy we’ve bred Hope to. Yes, it is a small world 🙂

A girl we co-own (“Magnolia”) earned her Championship and Grand Championship this year. She’s such a sweet girl.

Well, thanks for listening to me rave about our kids. We have several more Scotties that we co-own and they are either newly on or are almost ready to hit the show circuit — keep your eyes pealed for “Pollyanna,” “Olive,” “Wallace,” “Bentley,” “Simone,” “Bizy” and “Violet!”

L

April 3, 2018

Today is April 3, 2018. I am working to fix notification errors — apparently folks have submitted messages to us but they’ve not gotten through. I will contact our webmaster today to see if she can determine what’s going on. Thank you for your patience and keep trying to contact us!
If you’ve completed the contact page but haven’t heard back from us I recommend you send your information directly to either (or both) of our email addresses (waiteja45@aol.com) and (loriwaite@aol.com). Please attach your questionnaire to speed the process of being added to our wait list.
Lori

Completed Questionnaire?

We’ve been tentatively adding interested people to our waiting list, but if you’ve not completed the questionnaire you’re not officially on the list.

Fillable Form2Shirescot Scottish Terriers Breeder Referral Questionnaire

Hello All and thank you for following us. Today is February 27, 2018.

Still no puppies — we’re waiting on Hope to come into season. Should be within the next month or so. Usually when one of the girls comes into season at least one other does at the same time. Edith has been in season since Valentine’s Day and is driving poor Harley crazy. If you’ve never heard that high pitch while or squeak of a male dog in “need” it’s not something you’ll forget! She should finish this cycle fairly soon and then things will calm down…until Hope starts it all over again. Our girl, Lil, is about 8 months old now and, well, she’s next. We’re not looking forward to three months of back to back to back seasons, but that’s one of the “benefits” of having the girls in the house :).

If you’ll note on several of our pages we ask that prospective puppy (and/or retired show dog) families complete a questionnaire. If you’ve not yet completed your questionnaire and sent it to us, please do so soon. Having the information we requested in that form available makes the transition process much smoother, and helps us pick the right show or companion dog for you. You can either complete it and attach it here to your messages to us, saving it to your computer in the process; you can complete it and send it to Lori’s email (loriwaite@aol.com) or you can print it out, pen and ink your answers and send it to us via USPS at PO Box 4594, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Thank you and have a very pleasant day,

Lori

Sno Pond’s (Something) at Shirescot

Introducing Sno Pond’s (something) at Shirescot

I picked up a beautiful brindle girl yesterday! Violet is a silver brindle like her mother (Thyme), her grandmother (Jenny) and her uncle (Harley). There may be a little red in there from her father (Calvin). She’s a little kissy face girl! And her tail goes about a mile a minute!! Violet has a broad front, good tail set and so far a great set of teeth. I’ll post a picture after she settles down (she won’t stay still long enough to get a good photo right now).

We picked the name Violet because there was a Scottish female poet named Violet Jacob (nee Erkskine). She was a poet, painter and a novelist, born into the House of Dun on the east coast of Scotland. She was born on September 1, 1863 and died on September 9, 1946. We found out after choosing her name that Violet’s breeder’s grandmother was also named Violet.

We’re looking for a show home for Violet — she definitely has show potential. She is out of Thyme (Sno Pond) and Calvin (Shirescot).

I was excited when I looked through her mother’s pedigree yesterday — there are dog names I recognize there from our previous line and our current line. It’s a small world!

Go Violet!

Current Information for Shirescot Scottish Terriers (no puppies available)

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.

 

Shirescot Puppies – new homes!

I just realized it’s been a long time since I posted anything about our Shirescot puppies.  So, here goes.  Both the boys (Wallace and Bentley) and two of the girls (Acorn and Olive (was Mousse) have  found new homes.  Ruthie is still with us, but she’s headed toward Piedmont, SC soon.

Wallace is very happy living near Pittsburg, PA.  He has a wonderful brother who doesn’t mind when Wallace uses him as a pillow. And vice versa 🙂

Pillow

Wallace is using Rocky as a pillow

Taking turns as pillow

Rocky with his Wallace pillow

 

Bentley loves walks in the park.  Here he is with his Dad in Central Park on “Dog Day.”

Bentley Central Park

Bentley with a loving dad in Central Park

I wish I have photos of Acorn and Olive to post today but, alas, I don’t.  I’m working on it though!

 

Duke (now Darby) found a new home!

The house is getting quieter since Jeff delivered Duke (now Darby) to his new owner on Friday.  But, as I sit here writing this post, Moira’s crew is trying to make up for Darby’s absence by hosting a double wrestling match.  It seems as if we quiet one room and the other gets louder!

Darby accepted his new name with grace and then moved right in and started acting as if he owned the place.  According to his owner, Brian, he is an extremely happy puppy.   And to top it all off, the lucky boy has a new set of (human) grandparents who simply dote on him!

  • What a wonderful home!
    • Places to dig!
    • Plants to water!
    • Rocks to jump on!

Darby and Colby

Darby has a new big brother named Colby

  • An Older Brother!

Darby has a great companion/older brother (Colby) showing him the ropes around the house.  The picture shown above is their first meeting.  Colby is giving Darby the stink eye and wondering how he got so lucky with a cute brother.  Just look at that stance on Darby!

  • Plants!

Colby and Duke in the Hosta bed

Colby is making sure Darby doesn’t dig up any of the Hostas

Colby has been guarding the Hosta plants for quite a while, making sure the squirrels and other critters don’t dig them up or eat them.  Now he’s watching Darby very closely and explaining to him that he’s not allowed to dig there.

  • Yard work!

Darby helping clean lawn

Darby found a stick to carry around

Colby told Darby it would be okay if he helped Brian clean up the yard.  Here he is carrying a stick.  I’m guessing he didn’t carry it to the wood pile 🙂

  • Toys!

Darby with Green toy

Darby seems to love his new toy

I guess Darby told Brian that he would need new toys when he got to his new home. He seems to love this green toy (not sure if it’s a monkey or a duck).

Darby with chew toy

Darby has a wonderful thing to chew (the better to sharpen his “shark teeth!”

Everyone knows that puppies need to chew on things.  Brian planned ahead and made sure to have a nubby bone ready just for Darby.  What a great dad!

We’re really excited for this new puppy adventure.  Good luck to Brian and Darby!

 

Yesterday was the Puppies Grooming Day!

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 

Duke_Fish_2

Duke with fish lawn ornament

Duke_Rock

Duke on a rock in our yard

Joe

Joe_See

Joe looking up at the camera

Joe_Rock

Joe on a rock in our yard

Molly

Molly_Frog

Molly and a frog yard ornament

Molly_Table

Molly on a grooming table

Lil

Lil_Drive

Lil in the driveway

Lil_Grass

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.

Bentley_Rock

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 

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Wallace in the driveway

Wallace_rock

Wallace says this is his rock and no one else’s

Acorn

Acorn_Table

Profile Picture of Acorn on a grooming table

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Acorn on grooming table

Ruthie

Ruthie_Rock

This is Ruthie standing on a rock in our yard

Ruthie_Rock_2

Another shot of Ruthie on the rock in the yard.  As you can see today was a warm day in Gettysburg!

Mousse

Mousse_Leg

Mousse sitting on my leg

Mousse_Behind

Mousse’s behind

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……

 

 

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