To encourage responsible ownership and breeding of the purebred Scottish Terrier. To promote the integrity of the Scottish Terrier through companionship, conformation, performance, character, and health as recognized by the AKC for purebred terriers. We are resolute in advocating good sportsmanship.
As your president I want to let you know how excited I am about our upcoming Specialty on August 19th. The show committee has put lots of planning into the theme with the decorations, dinner, auction and fun games. I am hoping most, if not all, of you can attend this year, I know we’ll have a great time!Greetings and welcome everyone!
On June 4th we had our general meeting in Colorado Springs at Bow Woz, the training center owned by our member Kathy Stabler. We had a great turnout with 12 members and friends who enjoyed a great potluck lunch with more food than we could all eat. After lunch and a short meeting Kathy gave us a class on training our dogs to do front leg work and rear leg work. These techniques are very helpful for use in agility, showing and many other things you may enter your dogs in. After several different demonstrations with her Scottie Jackson including riding his skate board, we worked individually with our own dogs. I have since been working with my Freeway and he has really taken to it. It is my hope that we can have Kathy show us more training techniques for our kids in the future. Thanks to Kathy for a fun time!
The other great thing going on at this time is the possibility of our club hosting the 2019 National Rotating with the STCA, a year that would also be our club’s 40th Anniversary! We have to place our bid for it by Sept. 1st of this year, but we’ve been fortunate to have 2 sisters with tons of show experience who have been willing to do the research needed to enter a bid with all the necessary information the STCA will need to consider our club. Krissy Shafer-Simmons and Whitney Shafer have been working on the plans with pricing, dates, venues, and other research to give STCA a picture of what we could provide in Colorado. It’s a lot of work to preplan such an event, and I would like to thank both Krissy and Whitney for taking on this detailed task for the club.
So far things are looking good with positive feedback from a few STCA and STCGDenver members. This does mean a lot of work in the next 3 years for our club if we get it, including fund raising projects, so put on your thinking caps and help us out. Stay tuned for more information on the final decision by STCA.
I hope to see you in August and want to thank everyone for their help.
We are happy to announce our judges for 2016 will be:
The Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Denver is the STCA sanctioned and recognized regional club for the Rocky Mountain Area. Based in Denver, the STCGDenver has members from up and down the Rocky Mt Front Range, and associate members all over the U.S.
The STCGDenver puts on an annual regional specialty each August. The club members also host events for Scottie owners and participates in Conformation and Performance/Companion Events.