Number 2 is not a surprise.
The article is almost 3 years old but still true. See this.
Kismet, The Mater and I don’t like movies or TV commercials that feature certain breeds, because we know they will be purchased for all the wrong reasons. Mama still hates Walt Disney for that Dalmation thing. We don’t want our breed to fade out, at the same time, we don’t want to be in style. Buy a Scottie or any breed because you’ve done your research and it’s the right breed for you, not because some airhead celebrity or POTUS (ok haters, back off) has a certain breed. And, if you can, rescue, rescue, rescue, especially older dogs/cats/birds. Ok, we’re getting off our soapbox now…….that was a very interesting article incidentally…thanks for posting it.
I agree. I don’t think Scotties will die out-there are too many of us who love them.
I’m glad I’m not a popular breed and I feel a little sorry for the “in-dogs”. But I miss some breeds too , what became rare during the years, like the Bedlington Terriers and the Chow Chow’s ….
Chow Chows have the reputation for being mean. I don’t know. I’ve never seen a Bedlington in the furs. However, you are an “in” dog as an individual, in my book.
thanks, I like it to be in YOUR book :o) ..
Mommy and I agree with Skyler. Even in my limited geographical stint as Toto, we heard about people getting miniature schnauzers because of me and naming them either Toto or Lexi. Flattering, but disconcerting at the same time. We just hope they were ready to deal with a schnauzer.
Wasn’t Toto a Cairn terrier?
WOW that is a real news flash that there is some sanity in the world. I was pretty much on the path of thinking we were all going the way of the dodos. Fashion is fleeting and sadly a lot of people buy their animals by what is in fashion.
Sweet William The Scot
Judging by the way things are, dodohood is fast approaching.
Scotties rock, so not to worry.
Have a woof woof day. My best to your wonderful mom. 🙂
I hope you’re correct. Life without Scotties is like a dinner without wine.
May I also add: Airedales, Old English Sheepdogs to this list!!! I can’t count the times peeps have come up to Ma and said, “is that an Airedale?” yes, she answers, the comeback is always..”I used to have one! They are ‘a lot’ of dog.” Yup. she answers. Then she wants to ask..”.if you HAD an Airedale before, WHY are you asking if Ruby is an Airedale???! ” I mean, it’s not like Ma colors my furs white or somethings! BOL
Ma says she misses her OES…such a sweet and calm doggie…pfffffffft!!!
Kenzie was always called a Scottie. One lady did ask if Kyla and Kenzie were the same breed. “Not only that-they’re identical twins”. Oh,I can get down with a few ‘ritas.
We seem to have loads of Staffordshires, pig dogs (a mix used to hunt pigs) or ‘designer dogs’—small furry things. The only good thing is we don’t have many scotties that need rescuing.
We don’t have that many here-it’s been about 3 years since a new Scottie sighting. The bad news is that there are a lot of Scottie rescues available in Dallas, but the group won’t release a dog to a non-Texan. Sometimes they’ll bend a lot and consider a state that borders Texas but we have New Mexico in the way.
One of my neighbors had 9 Scotties, 1 Great Dane, 1cat, and 3 birds at one time. The Great Dane thought that he was a Scottie.
Was the bird male and unattached?????
When they become cultural ‘popular’ it ruins it. 😉
You don’t want them to become extinct either. There’s a balance.
We don’t see very many Scotties around here, and Todd thinks that should change! 🙂
Way to go, Todd! We agree.
Our new apartment building is loaded with dogs. No Scotties. One would really liven this place up.
Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy
Nothing like a calm Scottie to liven things up.
Kismet, you’re the first blogging bird we’ve met. How neat!
You’re right-I haven’t met another myself and I’m always on the lookout.
wire hair jack russell terriers are really cute. 😛
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