The Scottish Terrier Club of America members are a diverse group united in their interest in the breed. They spend time with their dogs at home on the sofa and at a variety of activities, including social events and all kinds of competitions. Some also breed and raise puppies. Some participate in the rescue and rehoming of abandoned or unwanted Scots. All love their dogs.
Our club sponsors two conformation specialty shows, and at least one obedience trial, one earthdog trial and one agility trial each year to encourage quality breeding and sportsmanlike competition and fellowship. It offers support to twenty local Scottish Terrier clubs, each serving its area and hosting all kinds of activities.
Our Spring specialty show rotates around the country and our Fall specialty is held in conjunction with Montgomery County Kennel Club's show in Blue Bell, PA. For current show information, please visit our Specialty & Special Event Information page.
As one of the most progressive of breed clubs, the Scottish Terrier Club of America formed a Health Trust Fund ten years ago and gave it the job of surveying and educating about health issues and finding ways of addressing genetic problems.
The STCA has taken an active role in rescue since the 1970's, and in 2005, a Rescue Trust Fund was established to accept tax deductible donations, to support rescue groups with necessary funding, and to be prepared for emergency needs, such as the closing of large puppy mills."
Through the information provided here, we hope to convey who we are, what we do and how you can learn about our beautiful, intelligent, versatile and determined little dogs and join with us in protecting and enjoying them.
Your STCA volunteer Web Committee is excited to launch the new STCA web site. The existing STCA website has served us well since 2010, but the underlying Joomla content management system software is no longer supported and must be upgraded for us to stay current. The Web Committee has been testing in parallel with the newest version of Joomla for several months and is ready to cut over to production. Members will see a noticeable difference in appearance, but rest assured the existing website’s functions and features will carryover. The new software provides several advantages, including:
User interface improvements including simplified menus
Support for more device types (mobile/tablet)
When you see the new website you will see some immediate differences:
The menu is a single menu with dropdowns across the top of the page and it stays on the top of the page as you read.
Big - clear - buttons featuring STCA member artwork on the front page.
That said - the web committee will need your help to optimize the new STCA website. The STCA website is actually very comprehensive, and big, and with a change this comprehensive - it is entirely possible (likely) you will find broken links that we have missed. If you do find an error or something that does not work - please submit a submit FEEDBACK using the feedback menu on the upper right.
It is important to note that if you have "saved" links to the existing STCA website - they may not work on the new site. All the content is there and is in the same place (for example, if something was under "Breed", it will still be under "Breed")
Please do not email members of the webteam with errors or post problems on forums. It is unlikely the web team will see a forum post and we get so much email - we can easily miss/forget it. The Feedback mechanism logs an issue in the system database so that we can track it and we know what has been done and what is pending. In addition - when we correct an issue, you will be notified by the feedback system.
Thanks for your support in this transition - and we hope you enjoy the update site.
The STCA Board passed the following resolution on Legislation:
7-9-10: Motion: I make a motion to adopt and publish this statement. The Scottish Terrier Club of America was formed and exists to encourage and promote the responsible breeding and ownership of Scottish Terriers and to protect and advance the interests of these dogs. Towards these ends, all members of the STCA sign the following Code of Ethics.
The STCA encourages its members to become educated about and involved in local legislative issues and to support the AKC. We also ask for members to notify the legislative committee of important legislation in their area.
The following items and links are provided by the STCA Legislative committee. They may be national or local in scope. This is provide for your information because the Legislative committee felt it may be of interested. Unless specifically noted, none of the information here represents an STCA BOD approved position statement (See above). If you want more information, contact the STCA Legislative Committee.
The following list shows some of the current AKC alerts. Clicking on an article below will take you to the that alert on the AKC Page. For the complete list, visit the AKC Legislative Alerts page.