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Adorable, AKC registered Scottish terrier puppies for sale. Home-raised with lots of family TLC. Great personalities that will steal your heart.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Egg Hunt Run

Energetic Scottish puppies +colorful eggs = Easter memories for 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Look Mom, No Basket!

Vet Visit  Recap:
  1st vet visit= all 8 puppies in 1 basket
 2nd vet visit= 4 puppies in 2 baskets
 3rd vet visit= no basket big enough...back cargo area of the Honda should hold 4 puppies /2 trips

Good News: 
       All puppies are in excellent health.
                  They loved the ride!

Note to Self:      
Cargo area in Honda will not confine 1 puppy let alone 4 puppies
Jumping from window to window, seat to seat makes puppies very happy!
4 puppies jumping around inside the Honda makes one laugh out loud...
-- it got even crazier the 2nd trip!
We are being good-honest!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Boys Will be Boys






Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Glamor Day Pictures of our three girls:


Maggie May (Yellow)


       "Ice" Cream

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Running Wild

With the days getting warmer and the puppies getting bigger, play time now includes running wild in our backyard...

Sticks, snow, leaves and kids to chase make the afternoon outing something the puppies look forward to every day!
Naps are a must when they return to their den.

Friday, February 11, 2011

8 Puppies at 8 Weeks

"Ice" Cream enjoying the sunshine

It is hard to believe we have hit the 8 week point in "doggie days." 8 weeks is the suggested time given to wean the pack and find new homes for the sassy Scotties. The quest to find their "forever homes" has begun.

It will be really hard saying goodbye to each of these puppies. We have spent the last 8 weeks getting to know each one individually and losing this special bond will be hard. We are glad that Yellow (Maggie May) will be staying with us so we can keep some of the crazy puppy energy in-house.

We also see how each puppy is ready for their own forever-family. The puppies are showing more independence and confidence during our play times. Exploration has included turning our living room into a racetrack, and doorways mean a possible new friend is right around the corner.

Paper training has gone amazingly well. "Using the business section" of the newspaper means being rewarded with praise and tummy rubs. Paper Praise is celebrated over and over again!

So if you think a Scottie should be added to your family, give us a call-- (563) 767-2201-- or email us: We can share more about each puppy and match you up with just the right one. Although we have decided not ship our precious pups, we are willing to travel  a ways with them to meet their new families. We can deliver them to quite a distance or meet you partway; just ask!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Winter Walk

The Boy and Silver went for a short stroll on a winter afternoon.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

And the decision was made...

Post from the Girl:  The main reason the Duff family decided to have a new litter of puppies was to let me choose a Scottie of my own. Picking a puppy to keep was a very hard decision. I  had always wanted a girl, and there are only three females in the litter, so that narrowed it down, but it also made it harder to choose. I love all the girls and I spent a lot of time with all three of them to see which one bonded with me the best. Cream is the biggest and she has a very great personality, but I didn't want a bigger dog, which I can tell she is going to be. Orange is one of the smallest puppies. She has a cute little teddy bear face. She may be small, but she's really energetic and I want a calmer puppy. Last but not least- Yellow- She's the smallest puppy, and almost every time we would get the puppies out to play, she would crawl into my lap and fall asleep. So that's why I chose Yellow-Now named (drum roll please!)...
Maggie May Buidhe Cearban MacDuff
(Maggie was her grandmother's name, Buidhe is Gaelic for yellow [pronounced "bwee"], Cearban is Gaelic for buttercup 
[pronounced ??], and MacDuff is the clan name) 
Maggie, the Girl, Sgian

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Check up and Charts

one of two baskets full of Scottie sweetness
It took two baskets, two kids, and a driver to deliver the 8 puppies on a cold snowy day for their first official check-up: a  regular examination, shots, de-worming and weigh-in. We arrived at the veterinary office with all eight puppies curious about their surroundings. The last time they had been here, their eyes and ears were still in newborn stage and they all 8 fit in one basket. Weigh in was in the range of 4.2 (Yellow)  to 5.9 (Cream) pounds. Without much excitement, and no tears from the Girl this time, we made it home before the real winter storm started. 

A special thanks to the very caring and informative staff!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Picture Day!





Six weeks old and time for individual glamor shots!
(The 1st three puppies are the females and the last five are the males)
If only someone would invent a way to catch that clever Scottie look that always hides in the black shadows...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Play Time

     Everyday, we bring in three or four puppies at a time into the living room for "playtime".  (Eight at once is CRAZY!) We lay down a blanket, put some toys out for them to play with and try to keep them from escaping. We let the puppies use their mommy's (Sgian) toys and I don't think she quite likes that. Whenever we squeak one of the squeaky toys, Sgian runs in and grabs it from our hands or the puppy's paws/teeth. Time to get some new toys for for all to share! The yellow soft duck seems to be a favorite!

Note from the Girl: A few days ago, we brought in four puppies and after about a half an hour of playtime, it was time for a nap.We watched a movie while the puppies dozed. After a while, I looked up and realized we only had three puppies. We looked everywhere, but with no luck. I looked under the couch, but the other puppies were awake now and started running a muck. The Boy looked under the other side of the couch- and there he was- Blue- peering out at us right at the edge of the couch. Blue- the explorer. He is the one that always sprints away leaving the blanket and toys behind to see what the world has to offer. This time he found his own hiding space and a few dust bunnies. I wonder where in the world Blue will end up...hopefully with someone that likes to travel.

Duck-Taste like chicken!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Meet Angus- Proud Dad of Eight

Angus is the father of Sgian's fine pups.  He lives a few miles away with the Roth family. This is Angus  and Sgian’s second litter. They had six sweet puppies in 2008. His son, Dugan and friend Bailey keep Angus busy!  Angus has a great personality. He is mellow and a bit like Eyeore, of Winnie the Pooh fame. He is a lover dog, not a guard dog. If a burglar comes, Angus will first show him the location of the dog treat jar. That's not to say that he will let just anyone into the yard though. He is very careful to let everyone  know about those thieving squirrels, marauding rabbits, fly-by-night or day birds, and prowling cats. The Roths will never have to face one of those dangers alone with dependable Angus around.
Angus and Dugan- Roth Boys

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Space!

Seems like they are growing out of puppy homes faster then we can build them! The day came when escaping out the front door of their starter house was easy and fun. 

As much as we hate losing the immediate contact with the puppies in our living room, it is time they have a place to run, play and wrestle.

Welcome to the Family Housing Development.
The new den includes a spacious buffet bar, paper-duty area, cozy boxed bedroom, and heated floor to run, play, and jump. Balls and other toys was an added surprise! Although I had to give up my indoor heated  parking space for a while, I must say the happy puppy "hellos" I receive every time I enter the garage is worth it!

Friday, January 14, 2011

We Are Registered!

Congratulations on your new litter of puppies!
Thank you for registering with the American Kennel Club. Your litter registration has been accepted and approved.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mama Mia (Sgian Dhu)

Quiet time while puppies nap ...sigh...

Sgian Dhu Maggie McDuff joined our den on Father's Day of 2006.  Sgian was born on April 30th with eight other fun and feisty pups. The Roth family helped Maggie, Sgian's mother, during the whelping and weaning stages. We visited the litter many times at the Roth's home and enjoyed playing with all nine puppies. Mama Maggie was happy to see the Boy and Girl visit, giving her a break from the small yet demanding pack. Sgian didn't have time to miss her siblings after joining the Duff household- she became an instant member of the family! Teaching her tricks was easy and fun. Giving her a bath is still an adventure!

Sgian and Shadow- 2009
Sgian's first litter was born in 2007 after a vacation get-away at the Roth house earlier that fall. She was a very caring mother of her six new Scotties. We were all happy that each puppy found a loving home. We still hear from some of the families sharing all the adventures a Scottie can find. One daughter (Shadow) visits quite often, living just a block away.

Sgian loves playing tug-o-war and tag with anyone that will play. She is very talkative and speaks when she wants to go out or needs her bowls filled. Any critter thinking about crossing into our yard better think twice- intruders will be pursued!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Today was the day...warm water + puppy food = wonderful new experiences...

yummy, yummy, yummy
messy, messy, messy

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Puppy Names?

Mr. Bean, comedian
Instead of calling the puppies Baby A, Baby B, ultrasounds of multiples, we initially give each puppy a color name. This is the fingernail polish color that is swiped on their backside after being dried off during the whelping process. The Girl was in charge of choosing each color. Yellow, Silver, Purple, Pink, Cream, Green, Orange, and then finally Blue were all "named".
These colors need to be refreshed about once a week so we can watch and connect each puppy with it's personality.
At this point, a few behaviors are starting to stand out. Silver usually sleeps on his back, Blue ("the Ocho") is always looking for a place to snuggle, Orange is quiet and content. Yellow loves to be held and Cream seems to always be in the middle of the group while sleeping. Purple and Pink are the most vocal- I bet they will be talkers like their mom. Green, affectionately known now as Green Bean, (named after Mr. Bean) seems to always make us laugh with his big yawns and silly faces.
Soon enough, these small puppies will grow into their own personalities and show us what they would like to be called. I hope they choose names easier than "Sgian Dhu Maggie McDuff", like their mom claimed.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Home!

Puppies are growing/moving and Pete started building. He went with with the "young family starter home" model. Pups are already settled in and Sgian likes her easy access door.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

What Do You See?

Eyes open and it is a brand new world! What a difference this makes- Sgian can be found and pursued, scooting to the door of the kennel makes an easy escape...hello world here we come!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Puppy Christmas

The Boy, Sgian, Girl, and Puppies

Wishing you all a very special Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Out We Go...

Although it wasn't a trip that many want to remember- it was still the first outside trip. All eight pups, Sgian, her Boy and Girl and I went to the vet's office. It was time to have the dewclaws removed. We were welcomed back to the procedure room and helped with comforting the puppies, Sgian and the Girl as we experienced the removal of 16 dewclaws. I think it was hardest on the Girl.
Sgian and the puppies were pronounced healthy and Sgian was given the Good Mommy Award. The Girl was given a Kleenex.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Sgian accepted all of our "help" during her whelping and was happy to share her puppies with all of our touches and caresses. She really is being a star mom. Grandma and Grandpa Duff and Lorna and Denny and Tara were met with pride- "See what I did?"

Does that mean everyone is welcome? Beware anyone that wasn't around during her pregnancy-no entrance!
Tara, the Den, Girl

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Welcome to Our Den

Starting at 3:57 on December 17th, we welcomed eight sweet and sassy Scottish puppies into the Duff den.
Sgian Dhu was restless all day long and as soon as she knew her Boy and Girl were home to help, the whelping began.  All eight puppies were born healthy and hungry within four hours. Final count: 3 females and 5 males.
Sgian was treated to vanilla ice cream and broth and the puppies filled their bellies and were cozy next to her.