AKC registered Scottish Terriers born Nov 22. Brindle mom and Black dad are our own dogs. Two black females, two black males, and two brindle males. Accepting reservations with refundable deposit. Specify desired color and sex, first deposit received gets first choice, or will be offered next available option.
Items Included: Will include AKC pedigree of parents, vet exams and first puppy shots, guarantees, DNA test results of parents.
The Scottish Terrier is a very dignified dog. He's rather reserved and may often prefer the companionship of one particular family member. His loyalty is unmatched.
The Scottish Terrier has a broken coat, it is hard, wiry outer coat with a soft, dense undercoat. The longer coat on the beard, legs and lower body is slightly softer. The distinctive eyebrows and beard add to its expression, which is keen and sharp.
Scottish Terriers are very closely bonded to their family. Known for their watchful nature, these dogs are independent and intelligent.
This breed is naturally inclined to get along with other pets. They are good with children, as long as the kids treat them gently and with respect.
Its wire coat needs combing two to three times weekly, plus stripping every three months. Pet's coat may be clipped.
This breed should receive consistent training with a respectful approach. Done properly, training will go very smoothly.
This is a dog on the lookout for adventure, and it needs some excitement and exercise in its life every day. This can take the form of a moderate walk on leash, a boisterous game, or an off-leash exploration in a safe area.
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This breed is prone to Scottie cramp (a movement problem), flea allergies, skin and jaw problems.
Wilbraham Crunchasaur AKC registered black. Extremely shiny coat, pure black with glistening stripes at the start of the skirt when properly groomed, bright reflection of light makes him look like he has "racing stripes" on both sides, but it is just a trick of light and grooming.
Hedley Rose AKC registered brindle. Beautiful, striking markings on undercoat show up when her coat is properly groomed and trimmed. When guard hair grows long, the pattern changes and becomes softer, more black/tan/silver. Very beautiful coat which changes from a more silver/tan pattern to a black/tan with touch of silver with growth.
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Before getting a new puppy, make sure you are prepared to share your life with a new family member for the next 15 or more years! Owning a dog is a big responsibility!
Questions You Should Ask the Breeder
1. Are the puppies' parents "certified"? This means that certain breeds are often at risk for genetic conditions such as hip problems, heart problems and eye problems. Most of these diseases are inherited, meaning the disease is passed from parent to puppy. Many breeders will have their dogs evaluated and tested for that disease and ultimately "certified" by a veterinary specialist to be disease-free.
2. What are the sizes of the puppy's parents? Know how big the parents are, to get a good idea of how big your puppy will be. Is that the size dog you want?
3. Ask to meet the dogs parents. If possible, meet the puppy's parents. Notice if they appear to be in good health and evaluate their overall temperament. Are they shy, aggressive, or well adjusted?
4. How have they socialized the pups? Have the pups been around other dogs? Other people? Socialization is critical in puppies 6 – 16 weeks old. Proper socialization consisting of good experiences of a puppy with other puppies and lots of different ages, sizes and types of people will give you the best chance at having a well-adjusted dog.
5. What vaccines has the puppy had? How many shots has he received and when will the puppy be due for his next puppy shot?
6. Have the puppies been dewormed? All puppies are born with worms and routine deworming is recommended.
7. Have any of the puppies in the litter been sick? If so, what were the signs, the diagnosis and treatment?
8. What visits has the puppies had with the veterinarian? Have they been examined and declared "healthy"? If not, what problems have they had? Have they been on any medications?
9. What is their guarantee? What guarantee does the breeder give with their puppies? If the puppy is found to have a severe illness, what will they do? This is a difficult topic but one that is a lot easier to cover up front rather than later.
10. Recommendations? Ask the breeder for a couple references of puppy owners that they have sold within the past year. CALL them. Find out if the breeder was fair, if they were happy with their pups, and how any problems were handled.
11. Breeders contract? Does your breeder require a breeder's contract? If so, what is in it? Is the breeder willing to take back the puppy at any time, if you can't keep it?
12. Limited registration. Some breeders require that you spay or neuter your dog by a certain age. If that is the case, that may not be a problem but it is best to know before you get your puppy.
13. What is the family history? Ask if the breeder has information about the breed line. For example, ask how long the dogs have lived and what they have died from. Write it down. This may be important for monitoring your pet as he gets older.
14. What is the breeder currently feeding the puppy? Regardless of what they are feeding, it is ideal to continue feeding the same food for the first few days at home to minimize the risk of gastrointestinal disturbances. If you choose to change the diet, do it gradually.
15. Health certificate and certificate of sale. Ask the breeder if he will supply a health certificate for the puppy issued by his veterinarian. Some states require also a certificate of sale.
16. Does the breeder belong to a breed club? Ask for references.
Get your questions answered and feel very comfortable with your new puppy.