Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!

New Puppies Soon!

We are expecting a new litter of pups anytime after Christmas!
Although the timing could be better...... we are still very excited about the new babies' arrival. Bailey is very big and starting to get a little grumpy. That is a sure sign pups are soon to be delivered. Please check back as we will post pictures to our website!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Puppies coming

It appears that MacTavish Scotties will be having a new batch of pups in January 2009.
This all comes about because my 86 yr. old mother let Do It Again Dugan out into the yard with Baillie during that critical time of separation. Needless to say, our Dugan took advantage of that!

Please check back for further updates.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Support your local shelter

Did you know that you can support your local shelter by visiting
It's as easy as selecting your shelter and clicking a button!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Scotties w/Ball

New Web Design

We are in the process of re-designing our website. Our hope is for a brighter, more inter-active site. Check back often - hope everyone likes the new look!

New Clan Member

MacTavish Scotties is happy to add a new little girl to our family. She is a very small, black scottie - with a BIG personality! Her name is Maggie and she has already won our hearts!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Five Places to Remember to Keep Clean

1. Launder your pet’s bed or bedding cover as often as you launder your sheets – or about once a week. Hot water is ideal to remove dander and other allergens on your dog’s bed, and help handle the dirt and debris dragged into the house.

2. Toss your dog’s favorite dirt-encrusted toy into the washing machine with a very small amount of laundry detergent. Rinse it well and check for any soap residue left before giving it back to him.

3. Use a hose with a high-power nozzle to spray clean your dog’s crate. Just scrub or wipe the crate to remove stubborn gunk, then rinse, and leave it in a sunny spot to dry.

4. Wash your dog’s food bowls with soap and hot water after every use to prevent food-borne illness. Glass and stainless steel dog bowls are dishwasher-safe and easiest to clean.

5. For dog clothes, follow the care instructions on the label as you would your own clothes. Add one-half cup of baking soda to minimize dog odor and the perfumed aroma of laundry detergent, or use a detergent made just for dog laundry.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Dog Food/Treat Recalls

1. Petsmart pulls Smokehouse brand Dog Treats from shelves

2. AVMA warns about Jerky Dog Treats

3.**NEW** Canidae Dry Dog food tests positive for Acetaminophen in private test done by Expertox

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Scottish Terrier Did You Know?

* The Scottish Terrier was bred in Scotland as a fierce hunter of foxes and badgers.
* The first show to have a class for the Scottish Terrier was in 1860.
* John Naylor is credited with being the first to introduce the Scottie to this country.
* The first registered Scottie in America was "Dake," whelped Sept. 15, 1884.
* Franklin D. Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier "Fala" reportedly received more fan mail than many presidents did.
* Dwight D. Eisenhower owned two Scottish Terriers named "Caacie" and "Telek."

Lawn Chemicals Raise Cancer Risk for Scottish Terriers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (ENS) — Exposure to herbicide treated lawns and gardens increases the risk of bladder cancer in Scottish terriers, according to a team of veterinary researchers.

A team of veterinary researchers including Lawrence T. Glickman has found an association between risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in Scottish terriers and the dogs' exposure to chemicals found in lawn treatments. The study, based on a survey of dog owners whose pets had recently contracted the disease, may be useful not only for its revelation of potentially carcinogenic substances in our environment, but also because studying the breed may help physicians pinpoint genes in humans that signal susceptibility to bladder cance

Only use pet safe products on your lawns!

Monday, September 8, 2008

New Puppies

We had a litter of 4 wheaten pups on July 5, 2008. All pups are healthy and now adopted out.


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