Former Illinois treasurer Judy Topinka took issue with the claim that her dogs caused any damage to her old office in the state capitol.

“The Scottie does not shed, and it was not a problem,” Topinka said, in reference to Mollie McDoo, her Scottish terrier. “Other people had brought in dogs as well. Gov. Jim Edgar had brought in his, too.”

Here’s a photo of Mollie.


Have you ever noticed that no dog is ever thin enough to satisfy the vet? They always seem to think even the skinniest dog could lose a few pounds. Have you ever heard a vet tell anyone the dog could stand to gain a bit of weight? Do they want dogs to starve?


Stop Terriers digging

by AnnB on August 2, 2007 · 1 comment

in Scottie Dog training

Georgene Duke of Omaha has a trick to stop her Scottish Terrier, Sadie, from digging in her garden. She told the local newspaper, the World Herald, that the way to outsmart a digger – as terriers tend to be – is never let them see you dig. Sadie remains indoors when Duke is planting and transplanting in the garden.

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Dogs have been left behind — hot, tired and dehydrated. They’ve been stabbed by spiny fish, irritated by Portuguese man-of-war, injured by fishhooks and hit by cars — all the high price of an unsupervised day at the beach.

Sounds more like a war zone
than a vacation.


Sophie the Scottish Terrier looks great after “miracle cure.”

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Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan would advice you not to play to your Scottie dog’s neuroses. The Scottish Terrier and Dog News advises you to buy his book immediately.


The device temporarily blocks sperm and testosterone production allowing for future breeding while curbing aggressive tendencies.


According to U.S. News and World Report, first dog Barney is packing on the pounds. Analysis of the situation here.

(See our report last week on another chubby Scottish Terrier.)


London’s Daily Mail reports on Hector, a 50 lb Scottish Terrier, put on a diet and Yarvitan treatment regime. His owner describes the dog’s eating habits before she decided to try out the new drug designed to help canines shed excess weight.

I’m single aInd don’t have children, so I spoiled him and treated him like a substitute child.

He loves dried pigs’ ears I get from the butchers, which I’d give him three times a week, and he ate dog biscuits every morning and evening with his meals.

If I ate a biscuit, he would expect one. If I had a square of chocolate, I’d treat him to one. When I had friends over for dinner, I gave him the scraps.

I’d tried putting him on diets before and he’d lost a kilo here and there, but I’d never been able to get him down to the recommended weight.

The article also features a great photo of Hefty Hector tipping the scales.

Here’s some Yarvitan background.


A new report says cats are the main culprits when it comes to fleas.


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