For our weekly installment of our “Scottish Terriers Around the World” series, we’re traveling to Estonia where, it has come to light, they have summer camps for Scotties and their owners. The sub-titles are Estonian, which makes watching this a little bit like tuning into the latest season of Lost. So many unanswered questions…
“Where are they again?”
“Whoa, what on earth are they doing now?”
“Did I miss something here? Where did the cowboy hats come from?”
“What’s up with the song selection?”
Part I is a little slow but it sets the atmosphere. Part II really picks up at the 1:44 minute mark when everyone and their Scottish Terrier starts dancing.
On a more serious note, the Scottish Terrier and Dog News will undertake some serious research into the state of purebred dogs in former communist countries. We’re wondering if this is a new trend or if, even back in the bad old days, dog lovers behind the iron curtain could get their hands on all sorts of different dog breeds.
I’m leaning toward the latter based on conversations I’ve had in the past with my Scottie’s Polish dog sitter. And speaking of Poland and Scottish Terriers, here’s President Lech Kaczynski’s dog Titus.
To read past installments of Scottish Terriers Around the World, click on the Global Scots label directly below.
Update: You can find more information on the videos in the comments. In addition, a reader writes that there are two main Scottish Terrier breeders in Estonia: Kennel Marland and Kennel Hocline, which bred her Scottie. Our reader adds: “Additionally there is a very green breeder – me :).
Kennel Elvenwood but my passion is more the other breed-skye terrier.”