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We really love our Scottie family.  They own the house and are kind enough to let us live here. We are
proud to make the investment in time and money to show them to their championships. A puppy or adult which has been shown is better socialized. We don't breed often, and the pups are born in our bedroom and are our kids.  We test for genetic problems that we can have answers to, and we only breed the ones who are very sound mentally, healthy and affectionate.  We do not need to sell puppies for a livelihood. We are a home, not a business. Someone is home all day, and when the weather is good, the Scotties run free having a lot of fun in the enclosed fenced yard pushing balls, playing tug-o-war and barking at the squirrels and passing critters in the woods behind our property.
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Our puppies

We do breed to the standard, and try to keep all those points in mind when planning a litter.
All of our males who sire litters are either champions or working their way toward that goal.
A Scottie with a championship title is a proven pet, as they adapt easily, are well socialized
with loving temperaments, and have a known family tree. Our champions are also health tested.

To help you determine whether one of our pups would be suited to you and your lifestyle,
we ask for the following to be provided by the owners:

* A safe secure place free from fleas for the dog to run in, FENCED,
NOT with an electric shock collar, underground system.
We are quite firm in our belief that our Scotties can not live like that.

If you have a house, fence all or part of your yard.

If you live in a restricted community, use a low decorative
fence like wrought iron off a door and plant shrubs around to disguise.
Whatever size, it should be large enough to throw a ball in.
Click here for further ideas on fencing and alternatives. FENCES

Our puppies are used to playing outside with their balls and the other dogs.
They love to have that freedom. To watch them run like wild hares is a thrill for
them and for you too. To ask them to only stay indoors or go out only on leash,
isn't fair after growing up chasing butterflies.
More and more communities are restricting or not permitting any kind of fencing.
That isn't fair to our high energy breed.
But to enclose a patio or garden area with wrought iron can be a great option.

* A safe secure place separate from a pool.(our scotties don't swim well)

* A life in the house (Scotties do not do well outdoors in a dog house)

* A soft bed, preferably yours, to sleep in

* Regular grooming (a Scottie is trimmed to the silhouette, it doesn't grow
that way). A clean dog is a healthy dog, and smells better too.

* That the dog not be caged for more than 4 hours per day
If you want a puppy, you must be able to be home for most of the day or hire a dog walker or care taker.
To leave at 7am, crate the puppy, get home at 6pm at night is a real form of cruelty.
If you want a dog, and no one is home in the day, adopt an older dog, not a puppy and hire a dog walker.
This is your doggie "child".

* A secure place in the house to call its own while you are gone
(Baby gate at the kitchen door works well.  Scotties like to look out the window too)

* regular veterinary care, and heartworm prevention.

* Understanding that the Scottie is a unique breed not suited to everyone, and
that they require a lot of patience.
They are not for everyone. They can be stubborn, difficult to train, and they are NOT a child's dog.

You can expect from us:

* A full written guarantee of health and temperament and full return policy.
We want the dog back if it is not working out. We want to refund your money if you
aren't happy with the puppy.

* All vaccinations given (to that age) and heartworm, as well as intestinal
parasites eliminated.
Frequently, our puppies will have had all their shots if they are over 16 weeks, and
will already be taking heartworm preventive, as well as having been wormed.

* Support after the pup goes to your house with such things as training,
grooming, and advice.
We want to know how it is going. We want to offer your our years of experience to
make a smooth transition to your home. We stay in touch with most of our puppies all
their lives. Most people are very grateful to have this "hotline".

* A good looking specimen of the breed with an AKC championship bloodline.
We don't breed from dogs that are not champions as they meet the standard, and we are proud of
the comments our pets receive when taking walks and from friends, such as "wow, that is a showdog!"
even if itisn't, it will look like what you see in the books. You can be proud to display your dog's heritage.

* A faithful, loving dog which will be suited to be a member of your family.
    This is the most important part of enjoying life with a Scottie, that they be friendly,
happy and playful, and get along well with everyone including strangers. We socialize our puppies.

        We breed good Scotties with the goal of trying always to better the breed.
We always keep one or more pups to show, but we often have a good sized litter
and cannot keep them all. We often keep our puppies longer so that we can evaluate
them as they grow. A puppy that is 5 or 6 months old is still a baby, but will be easier
to housetrain and more sensible.  The pups we place as companions will have
good temperaments and often look like the show pictures in the books. Many internet
sites may say the same thing. If you want to know the difference between them and us
ask how many champions have been made with their dogs, ask how many dog shows do
they attend to show their dogs. If they say they have show quality and don't show,
then show quality at that kennel has never been determined.
We are proud of the quality we have had through 35 years with over 225 champions..

        We follow our pups through out their lifetimes,
and we have made some wonderful friends at the same time.
I do show my dogs, but not all of them that are born here are
of the stuff that makes a champion.  Although they come from Champion
stock and are of  champion parents, they may not be a dog
that should be shown or bred.  You will, however, see and find a great
difference between one of our Scotties versus a dog from a pet store,
or the dog just down the block. The investment you make will be rewarded,
and you will save a lot on vet bills. We can provide a long list of happy buyers.

        The primary difference is of course appearance and disposition.
The show Scotties that you see in the books are the look we strive for.
The second difference is that ours are very friendly with all people,
and not stand-offish. For the most part, they bond with their new family
well at any age.  We get lots of visitors here, and they are very excited
to see them, and to be petted, held and give kisses.
We also strive to keep our lines healthy by health testing.

        We test for vWD which is a bleeding disorder,
and there is a definitive DNA marker for it, recently discovered.
We also DNA test for CMO a growth disorder in the jaw.
We are members of the Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA)
and support the STCA Health Trust which is financing much research
into health problems known to Scotties.  It is through large donations
from our club members that the researchers at Michigan State did
discover the DNA marker for vWD.
For further information on health and breed characteristics in general,
visit the STCA website. http://stca.biz

        One of our dogs has sired 76 champions and was the # 1 stud dog
for 1996 and 2002, (we still have frozen semen).
I don't breed very often, but I often know where there may be a quality litter
if there is not one here because many good breeders share our bloodlines.
We have placed pups all over the USA, Mexico, South America,Africa and Europe.
Chances are, that you can visit or talk with one of the owners near you.
I would love to give you some references if you like.
For the most part, I know where all our pups are, how they are doing,
and hear frequently from the owners.  We like that.
We like to serve as mentor to a person who has never shown a dog before.
We don't breed for color. There are many more important factors.
We have both black and brindle often in the same litter.
Temperament and health are more important than color.
We have had wheaten color, but not frequently pups of that color to sell.
I have several generations of males here, and the oldest lived 15 1/2 years.

Buy some good Scottie books.
Scottie books can be purchased wholesale. Try ebay for Scottie books too.
The two most complete books are The Official Book of the Scottish Terrier
and The New Scottish Terrier.
These are presently out of print, but can be found at www.half.com
or requested there. They are not difficult to obtain. Check Ebay.
There is an index in the back of the first one, and CHARTHILL is listed.
It is easy to find our dogs.  It is a great book of colored pictures
and about 230 pgs. The second is more comprehensive in the information
about the breed, and pictures are b&w.  They compliment each other.

We have spent over 35 years breeding and showing our Scotties.
Charthill is a well known name for quality and a good Scottie pet.
It is a lifetime worth of pleasure and joy. We have met many other breeds,
but there is nothing that can take the place of a little bearded wonderful Scottish Terrier.

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