Bygone Kennels & Breeders of Influence
The history of the Scottish Terrier is long and great and only the highlights of bygone notable kennels from the 1920’s to the 1960s are mentioned here. Up to the 1950s the kennels continued to import the winning and producing Scotties from Great Britain, but by the mid-century mark, American breeders were producing their own stock. It should be noted that prior to the 1960s or so, those who traveled across the country to a dog show did so by train. More difficult yet, was to send a bitch across the country to a stud dog. The early breeders were a hardy stock and did whatever they could to produce the best Scotties for their kennel. The terriers were, and still are, a tough group with top handlers showing the dogs. Owner handlers, even now, are to be given much credit for piloting their dogs to the top spot. This is a very short overview of some of the kennels written by Muriel Lee.
For further reading see one of the following books:
The Official Book of the Scottish Terrier by Muriel P. Lee
The New Scottish Terrier by Cindy Cooke
The New Complete Scottish Terrier by John T. Marvin
This is the Scottish Terrier by T. Allen Kirk, Jr.
See more from the STCA Historians Collections:
Helen B. Gaither by Alice Watkins
John DeSaye by Claudia Leffler
Blanart Kennels – Blanche Reeg by Muriel Lee
Shieling Kennels by Muriel Lee