Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Due to the media,
most people think that
Scotties are all black.
They don't realize that

AKC recognizes 6 different colors.
The colors they recognize are
According to Dr. T. Allen Kirk in his book,
This is the Scottish Terrier,
he states there are 10 distinct colors.

Lilly is what Scottie breeders
refer to as black
or blue/black.
The only place that white is allowed
is on the chest and chin.
There may be a few stray
white or other colored hairs
throughout the coat.

Ebony is blue/black.
So is Maggie
And from their pictures,
Just John's Scotties,
Monty, Maggie and Brody,
appear to be blue/black.

We couldn't find an example
of a red brindle among the bloggers
so we got this picture
from the
Scottsh Terrier Club of America website.

This silver-brindle Scottie
has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.
He belonged to D. A Sweigart,
one of Mom's favorite Scottie artist.

This silver brindle girl
was a kennel mate of Carrleighs.
She now lives at
Shady Nook Scottie Farm.

Mom thinks that brindle and black brindle
are probably the same colors
(or really very close.)
It's hard to differentiate on
the color of brindles -
even the STCA pictures one
brindle at different stages of life/grooming
that appear to be a different color
of brindle - could be the lighting or grooming.
This handsome black brindle boy
is Obie,
the son of Lilly and Piper.
In this picture he appears red,
but in reality he is very golden.
And this beautiful black brindle girl
is our friend,
Snazzi Jazzi.

And you recognize
this lovely Wheaten Scottie
Impish Carrleigh Kilbride
Rocky Creek Farm.
Carrleigh is a very light
translucent color.
Our boy, Piper,
is a very red Wheaten
and it shows up more on his back
than on his chest.
Bonnie looks to be about the
same color as Carrleigh,
maybe a bit blonder.
And little Miss Fiona
is just a Wheaten cutie.
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


Mango said...

Whatever color, you are all totally wicked cute.




We had no idea how many beautiful furrr coats you cute little doggies have. I'm jealouse!

I only have one furrr coat, it's white. I'll have to consult with my grooming designer about adding some color. I luuuv pink!


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! I think that was so cool to learn about. Mom knew that there was a wheaton scottie, but did not know about the others. She says it will help her if she ever need to make more scotties for a terrier show! Thanks a bunch! She is also going to save some of the pictures if that is OK?????
-Kira The BeaWootiful

BRUTUS said...

Thanks for the Scottie color tutorial!! I learned everything I know about scotties from you guys!! Maybe I'll have mom do a Frenchie version in the future - we come in a surprising array of colors as well!!

Black Brindle Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Rachel said...

ummmmm... I'll have one in every color please.

ScrapsofMe said...

Wow...I didn't know there were that many brindles. I knew silver and red brindle. My litter sissie is like Piper, redder than me. She was initally named Rose, but changed to Nessie cuz she could be a little monster! I have a bit of a gingery reddish strip on my back, matches the one of Puffy. And ginger tints on my ears. My litter brothers are both blue black, one has a milk chin...teenky bit of white. My Mom is blue black and my Dad is light wheaten like me. All my grands on my Mom's side were black n wheaten pairs.

I'm thinking on going PINK like Star! Don't you think a PINK strip for Halloween would be fun? Puffy was all over PINK for Halloween once. SHE said it was a MESS to clean off.

Thanks for the tutorial!


Pug(s) and Bugg said...

We are glad you explained brindle! Dixie is brindle but Harley is TOTALLY black. Pugs technically can not be fullbred and brindle- pugs are either black, silver, fawn, or apricot. Sophie is fawn.

Dixie is brindle because she's half boston!

We loved your post!

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Thank you for the Scottie lesson!! It was neat to see the different colors you can come in.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Thank you for posting this, guys! It was very informative!
We think you Scotties are all cute as a button!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

They are all beautiful, it would be hard to choose just one....

They also look like they have adorable personalities.

Asta said...

Lilly,Pipew,Cawleigh and java
Thank you fow telling us..pawsonally, whatevew the colow you'we all gowgeous to me..I'd neve be able to say who's my favowite
smoochie kisses

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry khute to see the various kholours woo khan khome in!

All are so pretty but the wheaten is khwite striking!


chicamom85 said...

That is fun to know and thank you. I think that Wheaten's are so beautiful especially my friends at Rocky Creek.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Y'all are all very cute no matter what markings you have.
Sally Ann

Sue said...

I didn't realize you came in so many pretty colors. Your mom should get one of each.

Clive said...

Wow, we never realised there was such a variety of colour combinations. Very interesting post.

take care

TwoSpecialWires said...

Lily, Piper and Carlleigh. We have to say, ALL Scotties are beautiful, regardless of color! Thanks for teaching us so much about them. Now.... we expect a similar tutorial on labs. Java needs equal time!

Your increasingly feisty friends,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

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justjohn said...

Thanks for the shoutout! What is amazing is not the color, but the individual personality of each. We are constantly amazed and entertained by these fur covered balls of energy...

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Boy there are a lot of colors we did not know about!! Thank-you for telling us!!! They are all so cute!
Precious I should say!!!
Love ya all, Bambi and Fern

Dory and the Mama said...

No matter the colors...Scotties are all pretty pawesome!!


Deborah said...

Great post! Arent scotties the cutest
>! We have 3 scotties and a westie. Our girl bella had her first litter in January and one of the pups had the white on chin and chest. So adorable! He was the first one to find his new home. Come visit me and I also have a scottie blog :) Im your newest follower!


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