Welcome to the Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA) Pedigree database.
The database is not limited to only STCA members. Anyone can use the database. Anyone can contribute.
This database is your database. You will contribute to it. You will monitor it. You make it better. It is through the contributions of all the Scottish Terrier owners and breeders that will make the database what it should be.
For the immediate future, the database will be changing very rapidly. To allow you to keep up with the changes, it will be published monthly, most likely mid month. Every attempt will be made to keep up with the monthly and quarterly AKC titles and stud book data.
It is also important to note that this database is being constructed as we speak - information is being added regularly - for instance, many titles are not yet there.
Currently, there are about 92,000 dogs in the database. The database was last updated: 15 Sept 2017. Next planned update is 15 Oct 2017.
|Date||# of Dogs|
|15 Sep 2017||92,400|
|8 Sep 2017||91,000|
|20 Jun 2017||90,001|
|19 May 2017||86,300|
|13 Apr 2017||80,350|
|23 Mar 2017||76,143|
|28 Feb 2017||72,324|
|18 Jan 2017||67,284|
|3 Jan 2017||66,576|
|5 Sep 2016||50,800|
|14 June 2016||33,502|
|28 Feb 2016||23,550|
What can I do?
First, use the database.
Look at your dogs. Look at your friends’ dogs. Look at the national champions or the Westminster winner. See what famous dog are in their background. See where they came from.
Use it as the breeding tool it should be. Do trial matings. Examine what happened to sire and dam previous litters, how did their sibling fare, are there any traits flowing through these dogs.
Although it is not there today, look at the pictures, look at the health and conformation history.
Contact the breeders to get their opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of their dogs. They might be able to evaluate if your dog is a good mate ( or not) for a particular dog from their program.
Second, contribute your pedigrees.
Whether you have one Scottie or hundreds, we want your pedigrees.
Confirm that all your dogs are in the database. Obviously, check to see how far back your dog lineage goes.
Confirm that they are correctly identified with the correct titles, etc. Report your international titles. The STCA pedigree database is not limited to AKC registrations or American dogs.
If you do not have all the information about your dog (see below), send in what information you have. If you can spend a little time to gather a more complete list that would be great.
If your dogs or its ancestors are missing, send in that pedigree. If you have 8 generations, send it in. If you only have 3 generations, send it in. If you only have the names of the dogs, send it in.
If you are contacted for data on your dog(s), make every effort to send in the information.
Look for the pedigrees that are sitting around your house. Look through old magazines and catalogs. See what pedigrees you may have that you forgot you had. If you find one that is not in the system, send it in. If you find really old pedigrees that are not entered, send them in. Ideally if will be copy or scan of an official registry document like the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. But do not feel limited by that constraint. Hand written or typed pedigrees are just as good.
If you are a breeder, send in all the litter mates for a particular breeding, not just the ones that you kept.
As soon as you complete the paperwork for registering a litter, send in that information.
If your dog gets a new title, send in that information. Most of the AKC titles will be done automatically.
If you are sending data to another database, make another copy and send it to the STCA also.
If you have stud books or other breeding records, contact the Pedigree group on lending them. Don’t send them in right away as the may have already been entered.
If you have old catalogues especially from Montgomery, Crufts, etc, contact the Pedigree group on lending that information. Don’t send them in right away as the may have already been entered.
The Pedigree committee is looking for the following information for each dog:
- Registered name
- Registration number and registration organization eg AKC, CKC, English Kennel Club. Dogs registered in multiple systems should include all their number
- Call name
- Titles – from AKC and other national organizations
- Birth date
- Date of Death
The committee will be posting how you should send in that pedigree. There will be a series of mechanisms for making pedigree contributions.
The Pedigree Committee will work the data as quickly as possible.
All this data eventually has to get into the physical database that stores this data. Someone has to do this data entry. You can be that someone. If you are willing to commit your time, the Pedigree Committee wants you to help. Contact the STCA Pedigree Committee Chair if you are interested.
You will be trained, provided with the tools to do the work and of course, given the dogs, etc to enter into the database.
The database will soon be adding pictures of the dogs.
So start hunting through your pictures of your dogs. Ideally you are looking for a left facing profile of your dog ie your basic conformation show picture. Of course, you can use any picture of your dog. The cropped image would be only the dog, not show labels, or handlers or the awards or trophies.
Soon there will be details on what is desired. The specifics on what size, what format, etc has not been worked out yet. As soon as decided on, the committee will notify you. So watch this page.
The STCA wants to collect health information on your dogs. This is important for aiding in planning breedings and for tracking issues in the breed.
While you are looking for pictures, collect your health information like CHIC, OFA, vonWillebrand tests results. We will be adding that information to the pedigree database also.
We may also collect other data like date of death or cause of death or disorders that the dog has had.
We may want to collect physical information eg adult weight, height, length of back.
Again, the specific information is not worked out yet. So watch this page.
Conformation, Performance, etc
These events do represent a level of evaluation. Obviously we are collecting titles, so you know which dogs are champions, and what happened to those dogs siblings.
We may also collect other information like major wins eg specialties, rotating and national show, and major.
Again specifics have not been worked out.