This might be needed to contact you if there are questions. It is highly unlikely that you will be contacted. Pleas update if needed.
Which dogs can be entered?
Any purebred Scottish Terrier that has lived 11 years or more can be entered into this registry. Please enter only the dogs you owned or co-owned or breed.
Be aware, someone else may have already entered your dog.
Can I alter any previously entered information?
Any information can be altered at any time. You should change anything that you think is incorrect or is out of date.
The dog's registered name must be populated.
The registered name is how the dogs are differentiated from each other.
Actually, one needs the name, registration number and birthday to uniquely identify the dog. Dog names are repeated, especially very old dogs. In addition, there are mistakes/inconsistencies in dog's information given poor handwriting, faded documents, mistakes in copying information, European vs US date notation, adding or removing apostophes, transposing letters and errors in other databases. This is why building an accurate pedigree is very challenging.
Ideally, this is the dog's AKC registered name (and registration number and birthday). Any version of AKC registration is fine ie full or limited. By definition, modern AKC registered dog names are unique.
If your dog does not have any AKC registration but does have foreign or other registrations, please use that registered name (and registration number). Please identify the country/registration organization.
If your purebred Scottish Terrier does not have any registration, use the call name in the dog's registered name field. Repeat the call name in the call name field. You do not need to fill in the registration number. Remember when you need to update the dog, you might have to find your dog amoung other dogs with the same call name.
If you are unsure of the exact spelling and do not have the documentation to check, use your best judgement. You can alter this at a later time.
You need not include any titling information for the dog eg champion, grand champion, agility titles or non-AKC tites/awards. Of course you are welcome to include them. You can update this information as it changes.
Can I change the registered name?
If you have errors in your dog's name, please correct them.
The registration number does not have to be populated.
If you have it, please include it.
If you cannot find it or do not have it right now, leave it blank. Do not guess at the registration number. You can update at any time.
If you have more than one registration number eg AKC and Canadian, you can include both if you like.
Please enter the date of birth.
Please use the date of birth on the registration papers even if it is off a few days. If you have only an approximate date, include that. Use first of month if you are unsure of the day of the month. Use Janurary 1st, if you only have the year.
Use the health of the dog at the time you enter the dog or just prior to the dog's death.
You can and should update this information as it changes.
If the dog is deased, enter the date of death.
If you are not sure of the exact date, give your best estimate. Use first of month if you are unsure of the day of the month. Use Janurary 1st, if you only have the year.
Cause of death
Enter your best estimation.
You do not need to have a necropsy or professional evaluation. If you do have a professional evaluation, please include a brief summary.
If you were/are aware or actively treating your dog for a disorder that would most likely cause the dog's death or the disorder caused complications that lead to the dog's death, state the disorder as the cause.
Enter "Unknown" or "No postmortem" if you do not have any idea on what caused the death.
Enter "Natural causes" if you believe the dog had no active disorders other than old age.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Should I enter dogs that I do not own or have not breed?
No. Only enter dogs that you own or have owned or have breed. You should encourage the owners to enter their dogs themselves.
Can I enter dogs who have already died.
Yes. The only requirements are that the dog is a purebred Scottihs Terrier and lived to be at least 11 years of age.
Can I enter my dog which I think is purebred?
Yes. Ideally, you will have registration information on your dog. However lacking the information or not being able to find the documentation should not limit your entry into the registry.
Lacking registration documents at the time of purchase, you can use the word of the breeder that the dog is purebred.
Please be aware, not all breeders are honest. If you have been told many times by different people, that your dog is not a purebred Scottish Terrier, it may not be. Poor grooming does not mean your dog is not a purebred.
Do I need proof that my dog is purebred?
No, this registry does not check up on or confirm your registration information. We are trusting the person that is entering the data.
Can I enter my dog which I know is not a purebred?
No, this registry is limited to purebred Scottihs Terriers.
Does my dog need to be the STCA pedigree database?
No. However, if your dog is not in the STCA Pedigree Datbase and you have appropriate registration information, please submit your dog and its heirs into that database. Data from this registry is NOT automatically transferred to the pedigree database.