Puppies at Shirescot!!
Hello everyone! We had a litter of puppies! Three girls and two boys from Edith and Junior. All healthy.
- It’s still too early to evaluate them for show potential, but one of the girls and one of the boys have been promised to show homes for over a year (when the first breeding between Edith and Junior didn’t “take).
- They’re now five weeks old. We will start taking a “hard” look at them at 8 weeks, and will keep evaluating them every week after that to determine whether we (and others) think they have show potential.
- All of them are black except one boy has a tiny bit — and I mean tiny bit — of white on his chin.
Plans for the future:
- Since we don’t yet know their potential we are not yet able to determine where they’ll go from here. As I mentioned previously though, one girl and one boy were promised before this litter was even bred.
- We have a show home commitment for another of the girls. Show homes have priority placement.
- That leaves one girl and one boy currently uncommitted. Once we have evaluated them, we will begin contacting those on our waiting list. Keep in mind that we will carefully select homes for our puppies.
As you consider a Shirescot Scottish Terrier, keep these things in mind:
If you’re a person who calls and after hearing our price surprisingly states “I can buy a cheaper pup elsewhere” or who doesn’t care about papers because they want “just a pet.”
- No dog is “just a pet.”
- Behind every pure bred puppy/dog is a BREEDER. I’m using capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a pet factory or mill.
- A reputable breeder does not breed dogs without papers, that does not protect the integrity of the breed. Registration (papers) are records of lineage that document bloodline and allow one to research any possible health issues present in the lineage. When you tell a Breeder you don’t care about papers what you’re really telling them is you couldn’t care less about the health of the puppy, you just want the cheapest thing you can find!
Health and Wellness
- When you select to buy a puppy from a reputable and quality breeder, this breeder is responsible for the health of every pup; both dogs owned and every pup they’ve sold for its lifetime. This breeder will skip holidays, miss sleeping, and most of their personal house space has been turned into space for their dogs. The truly passionate breeder who lives what they breed, puts their whole heart and soul into it. Not only in puppies that are sold, but also in each client who owns a piece of their heart and now is a member of their extended family. This does not take into account any puppy/dog who might get sick or need extra help to thrive.
- Breeders worry about their babies after they leave and will take one back without question.
- A breeder will get their hands dirty, often covered in everything accompanied with birthing. Because that’s what life is about…in the middle of birth and death is life. The wheel that keeps turning.
- A breeder will do tests; echos, x-rays, analysis, emergency c-sections, vaccinations, register litters, research pedigrees, de-worm, as well ad microchip their puppies and get them evaluated by specialists.
Reserve the right
- Last but not least, a breeder CHOOSES the family lucky enough to have one of their puppies. Yes, you read that right. A true breeder chooses who they well to because they are not making money off the sale. There is no compensation that can offset the investment a Breeder has made so they need to be confident its the right fit. Many times saying more no’s than yes.
- A good Breeder will have different criteria for those wanting to carry on their bloodline. Why? Because breeding is not a responsibility to ever be taken lightly. It’s a lifestyle choice set aside for ONLY the few devoted people willing to sacrifice.
Never “just a pet”
- Because a dog is never “just a pet” it’s the Breeder’s legacy, a little boy’s best friend, a little girl’s protector, an elderly person’s therapy, a member of the family, someone’s whole world!!
- Responsible breeding and owning multiple dogs is a lifestyle and commitment that many are not able to comprehend. Seven days a week, 365 days a year with our lives revolving around the dogs.
(Written in part by Sr. Eduardo Loredo Muller/Translated into English by Angel Sophia Nogga/ Modified for dogs by Amber French.
If you still have an interest in a Shirescot Scottish Terrier — contact us!