Purebred Scottish Terrier Puppies
Aberdeen Ivy and McDougal of McLoughlin had a litter December 10th!
The dam, Aberdeen Ivy (Abbie) is a purebred Scottish Terrier with wheaton coat. She can produce either wheaton or silver brindle puppies. Abbie is the Alpha dog and though smaller is very tough. She protects her puppies and won't let any of the others get near them, although they have never harmed or shown any intent to harm a puppy. She will not take any chances when her puppies are concerned.
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Or if you wish, you can send a $500 deposit to reserve a puppy now. The date on your check will determine the order of choice. In case of a tie, the postmark will be used next. If that is a tie, we'll use the further away location to determine first option of the two.
Any pre-whelping deposits are of course returned if the sex or coat you desire is not available. We want the puppies to go where they are desired and will be loved. If you really want a female wheaten Scotty, and the only one is spoken for, of course we'll let you know and offer a full refund. Bear in mind also that even if the puppy you want is available, and you were 2nd or later on the list of those sending deposits, it is possible the person ahead of you might also want the same, and there may or may not be another like it in the litter. Again, a full refund option is offered for that.
You don't need to fill out any paperwork now, just tell us your preference for sex and coat color, and we will send you updated paperwork and deposit receipt.
Two wheatons, one male and one female, and four silver brindles (1 female)...
Photos of Abbie and Doogie's puppies on 12-15-18:
Here is a video of Abbie with puppies at 2 weeks:
...more photos to follow as the puppies grow!
The following photos are from the previous litters: all these are sold.
Willy (sire) is black, Hedley (dam) is a beautifully patterned silver wheaton. As her hair grows longer, the pattern softens and fades in the guard hair, but when groomed and trimmed, the pattern is remarkably sharp and duplicated straight down the back (each side repeats the same line patterns starting at the backbone).
Day of Birth (3 am October 13, 2018)
ALL HAVE BEEN RESERVED w/DEPOSIT!
The next litter will be in December for February 2019 availability and would be Aberdeen Ivy and McDoogal's puppies (likely Wheaten and/or Silver Brindle).
The puppy colored collars and "working" names are:
They all look black at this stage. If some turn out to be brindles, it often doesn't show up until a month or more goes by and their coats develop. In fact, one puppy from the last litter looked solid black until the first grooming, and then a beautiful brindle pattern was revealed in the soft undercoat fur. Scotties have two coats, a harsher guard coat and a soft under coat. The outer coat can be solid black, or it may have brindle patterns, but the under coat shows the most striking brindle pattern IF in fact the puppy develops a brindle coat. A puppy that looks black to both the breeder and the buyer might in fact be a latent brindle. So if you are opposed to anything but black, we will refund your full payment on return of the puppy should this happen.
That said, these little Scotties all look solid black right now. Unless we see some silver and tan develop, we'll list them as black. The sire can produce both pure black and silver brindle. The dam is a silver brindle. Usually out of six puppies we'll have at least two solid black.
Higday (orange), Barraclaugh (Yellow), Freddy (Green)
This is Poppy, the female.
She sleeps with them all night -- well, maybe a couple of barks to wake us up and let her go outside at various times -- and they are growing fast. Their little collars are checked every morning when they are weighed. The percentage of growth is calculated each morning. If one doesn't grow as much as the others, we place it gently next to Hedley Rose before the others are moved back from one side of the divided bed, so it can "latch on" first and get a little more feeding time.
Hedley lets us remove the puppies and weigh them, check their collars, change the blanket each morning, without any protest. She knows we protecting them. Yet if one of the other adult Scotties comes in and gets a little too close to the bed, she immediately goes on alert.
If the Wheaten female, Abby, even looks too hard at them, Hedley leaps out with a soft growl and gets between her and the babies, letting her know she is pushing the limit and the next step will bring instant regret. Aberdeen Ivy is the Wheaten and youngest of the four adults, and is a strong Alpha type personality. She is just curious, and won't hurt the puppies, but Hedley doesn't take any chances. Yet as soon as Hedley comes out of the room and we close the door to it, all four play together just like they did before, no lasting personal issues! The change from best pals to protective mom begins the moment Hedley steps into the puppy room.
See longer video of 6-week old puppies playing in the laundry room, on Google photos site. Hedley is looking from one to another, trying to keep count as they race around and find a food dish, a plastic coat hanger, a laundry basket, and a partial bag of their toys ready to be washed. Hedley is ready to see them off to their new homes! She has done her job, kept them clean and safe, and wants her old life back again. We humans are the only ones who will be a little sad to see them leave, but glad they will have great new homes...
Eight weeks old, running around the shipping room at work!
Here are all six on a field trip to the office, visiting employees and introducing themselves.
Both parent pedigrees can be downloaded from the table below. Pups will have AKC registration papers, puppy "kits", special info about Scotties from the Scottish Terrier Breeders Club, all medical records with proof of shots provided to buyers, and will be sold with detailed health warranty and guaranteed buy-back terms. Sold with full registration, but a $200 rebate check will be sent to purchaser on receipt of proof of neutering (copy of vet's invoice showing completed procedure).
We do NOT ship puppies! They need to go with you, either in your vehicle or in a small carrier beside you on an airplane, never in cargo hold! We strongly recommend driving as it is much easier on the puppy, far less anxiety. We will provide puppy food, a favorite toy, non-rawhide chew bone treat for the trip, and a blanket that has been slept on by their mother so they can smell the familiar scent if you want to take it with you. Just bring a little bowl and a supply of water, plus another little bowl for puppy food if you are traveling very far.
The puppies need to be at least 8 weeks old before they leave for their new homes. That would be December 8th, 2018, or later. By that time their eyes are open, they are running around, physical health issues generally would be ruled out or discovered, and the first series of vaccinations would be documented. They would be eating solid food and ready to learn new names, new locations, and to handle riding in a car or in the cabin of an airplane.
We would appreciate buyers picking up their puppies as close to the 8th December as would be practical, as they are impressionable and more easily adapt to new circumstances, but also independent and ready to leave their group. People ask if the mother is sad to see them go... by that point, she's pushing them out of the way and hoping they will leave her alone!
Think about the 20-something kid who doesn't have a job and lives at home as a sort of analogy. Most parents glad to see him leave! Mommy Scotty knows her job is to prepare her pups for the world and send them off to their new homes. She's taken great care of them, cleaned them and fed them, taught them all she can, and now she wants her life back, wants to play with the other adults, and feels her job has been done, as best we can tell from past experience! (We humans are the ones who are sad to see them go! But also glad that they are going to good homes and will bring joy to someone else for the rest of their lives.)
Reserve a Puppy:
You can make a deposit to hold a puppy, or to pre-purchase, until they are all "spoken for". If you decide not to go forward after your visit, the entire deposit is refundable. Scotty puppies with good pedigrees, from a quality environment, are in very high demand in the Northwest, so don't wait too long or they will be gone. These are raised as companions, live in the home and are about as far from a "puppy mill" environment as you can get!
Our email is Dave@Corbins.com.
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