Category Archives: Champion Scottish Terriers

Scottie News is somewhat ambivalent about covering dog shows, but we do it anyway — for now.

Scottish Terrier champ Sadie is pregnant!!!!!

Sadie, Sadie, Sadie!!!

Deep Throat contacted the Scottie News and revealed:

Sadie, last years Westminster champion, is expecting 4 babies. Father is Winston. Sadie was bred by Cindy Cooke (Anstamm) and Mary O’neal (Maryscots)!!!!! I don’t know if this is some kind of secret or ?! Anyway, worth investigating!! Don’t know who Winston is. ZOMG.

ZOMG is right.

Winston, Winston, where art thou?

A tale of two Scottish Terrier champs

Jen Moser, pet photographer in Indiana, sent along these photos of Sadie aka Roundtown Mercedes of Marytown a while back. As a former Scottie owner (if you read “About Jen” on her website you can find out more), she has a soft spot for Scottish Terriers. She photographed Sadie  at the Roy Jones Dog Show in Fort Wayne, IN in the fall of 2009.

The Scottish Terrier and Dog News is especially impressed with her hindquarters given that Bridget looks likes she’s sporting dreadlocks these days.

Some readers compared Sadie’s grooming to that of Rico aka Filisite Brash Celebration, the young dog who finished in second place at Crufts. These photos don’t show the details that well but I wanted to post them because Lana was kind enough to send them along.

Welcome to all the Russians visiting Scottie News, but there’s something you need to know

Oh dear, Russian Scottish Terrier fans, I hate to be the bearer of bad news on such a celebratory occasion, but did you know you that you come from a country whose Prime Minister and ex-President Vladimir Putin has a sad history of disparaging Scotties?

Yes, although he keeps a secret poodle in the closet, Bad Vlad pretends small dogs are not suitable for macho men like himself.

Vladimir Putin poodle Tosya dog
Now, however, with Filisite Brash Celebration’s precocious second-place showing at Crufts, the Scottie News thinks the time has come for Putin to apologize to Scottish Terriers and their owners the world over. He can start with young Rico, as he’s known.
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Sadly, Putin is not the only famous and powerful man to shun “girly dogs.” The Scottie News has had to out several others.

Scottie wins terrrier group at Crufts 2010

It’s CH Filicite Brash Celebration. The Scottish Terrier and Dog News is looking for a photo. Many thanks to Kate and Barney in London for the tip.

Update: We’ve found a photo, but there are issues with it in that we can’t really see the dog so we’ll keep on looking.

Photo credit: onEdition, Valentina Popova from Moscow, Russia with Best of Breed Scottish Terrier, Erico on day 2 of DFS Crufts 2010

The making of a Scottie champ: More Sadie news

The Sadie stories just keep on coming. Let’s just say she’s a high maintenance Scottish Terrier who requires organic chicken hot dogs, daily grooming and treadmill workout. Sounds like Jennifer Aniston or Madonna.

And how did Sadie get her show name Roundtown Mercedes of Marytown? A reporter investigates:

(It’s) a complicated process that takes into account their ancestral heritage, prep school education and unparalleled willpower when it comes to resisting the urge to snack out of the cat litter box.

Speaking of ancestral heritage, researchers at the University of California have found that the version of the gene that in large part determines small size in dogs probably originated in dogs with the ancient domestication of grey wolves in the Middle East.

And finally, for today, David Frei, communications director for the Westminster Kennel club speculates on why terriers win so many dog show crowns:

Yes, terriers dominate at Westminster. I think that some of that has to do with what they were bred to do: look for trouble, go to ground and find rats and weasels and the like. That means that they are on their toes, always looking for trouble. That comes across as, “It’s their world and we’re just living in it” – and translates into an edgy performance in the show ring, which admittedly makes them look good.

On the other hand, goldens and Labs and most sporting dogs and a lot of other breeds want to live in our world. If they could talk, they would probably say “me too, me too.” Their devotion to their people is more important to them than anything else that is going on out there. And who would want it any other way?