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Sunday, March 18, 2001

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Photo Hints

Hints for taking pictures of your Scotties

  1. Use a contrasting background. Blacks & Brindles need a light background to bring them out, and Wheatens need a colorful background to keep them from washing out. See the examples below:

  2. Here you can see how Bryn disappears into the dark background.

    With the lighter background and flooring, Babe shows well.

    Notice how this Wheaten's body blends into Duane's shirt.

    See how the blue background brings out Fergie's colors & shades.

  3. Frame your Scottie well in the photo, not taking in too much or too little background.

  4. In this shot, the Scottie is too far away, and the grass could be less important.

    This is a bit too close, and we lose the ears up top.

    A very well framed Scottie, with just about equal borders all around. There's enough other objects to make the picture nice, but very little clutter.

  5. Much as you might love to do multiple dog shots, like-colored Scotties blend together in photos...

  6. These wheaten brothers look like a 2-headed dog!

    This Scottie has a head at both ends!

    However, mixing & matching works nicely.

    Or, just make sure the dogs are separate within the photo.

  7. Face shots can be a nice way to show your Scottie, as is evident in this photo of Duke.

Hints for sending us pictures of your Scotties

If you're taking pictures of your Scottie with a digital camera, send them along "as is". Don't worry about the size of the file, we'll reduce it as needed for the website.
If you're going to scan a photo of your Scottie to send us, the following guides can help.

  1. The resolution displayed on a screen is only 96 dpi (dots per inch), so you really don't need a big number for your scan. We recommend 150 dpi, so that if we need to do any enlargement or cropping, you have enough data.

  2. If you can choose the setting, Millions of Colors (24 bit) is the best way to go. This gives the most flexibility for changing the brightness or contrast later.

  3. JPG is the best file type for what we are doing. We can convert other file types, however, if you don't get a choice (or aren't sure...)

  4. Standard 3x5 inch or 4x6 inch pictures are just fine. We'll reduce anything we need to for the site. Anything smaller than 2x2 inch (300x300 pixels) is going to be hard to use.

Please send us your pictures - we love 'em all!

About Wheatens

The Wheaten Scottie is light, corn-colored to reddish; NEVER white. The inner coat is thick and blond, and the outer coat continually shows more color as the dog gets older. They have black noses and foot pads.

blond vs red Wheaten puppies

We have one Wheaten female, Rosie. We also have two females - Sarah & Heather - and our stud Toby who are Black, but carry the Wheaten gene. We have been successful in breeding Wheaten puppies from all of them.

About Brindles

Brindle is the original coloring of Scottish Terriers. The breed went Brindle from environment, developing a thick, coarse coat as an advantage when going to earth after varmint.

We have one Brindle stud Eiric, and one Brindle female Suzie Q. With our Black females, we have a couple of Brindle pups each year, and will occasionally get some Black/Brindle pups as well.

About Blacks

The Black Scottie is the most popular, however there are few that are all black. These Scotties are usually sprinkled with gray hairs, which increase as they get older.

We have three Black females - Babe, Sarah & Heather - and our Black stud Toby. We usually get 4-5 Black puppies per litter...

The Book of the Scottish Terrier

Co-Founder of the Scottish Terrier Club of America



Exposing Fallacies about Black Scotties

There are few all black...they are usually sprinkled with gray
hairs which increase with age and in time their faces may grow
very grey, with monkey-like suggestion.
Black is an unnatural color;
the breed went brindle from environment, and work close to
earth, as do other animals and birds.
The makers of the Standard, who values the working dog,
set black next to last, the dark brindles being choice.
Inbreeding blacks produces slaty-blues, rusty black or
brown patches under neck, breast, and tail.
Black coats are usually softer than brindles,
frequently curl, and are often associated with lack of undercoat,
Having no undercoat should disqualify a Scottie in the
show ring and the curling coat is specifically mentioned
by the Standard to condemn.
This is not to ostracize black, only to emphasize that it
has no especial value in estimating quality,
the Standard rating being only 2 1/2 points in 100)
and is likely to have inherent defecys.
NOSEGAY KENNELS has black and brindle studs,
also black bitches.

The Scottie Puppy by Ella D. Farrar

The world is large, and he is very small;
Yet in him dwells no awe or fear at all.
On the high road, where flash the motors dread,
He squats, to scratch his foolish little head.
Nor, though he deprecates with tail and grin,
Feels gratitude to you who risked your skin.
But lurches, with gay and aimless sprawl,
Betwixt the stranger's legs and makes him fall.
Chastised, he stoops your noble boots to lick,
And learns that blacking, through full sweet, makes sick.
Cramful of faults, a blunt-nosed rogue and thief,
He steels your heart as surely as your beef.
And, should the fates untimely snip his thread,
You'll wish they'd severed many a man's instead.
Hemel Hempstead, England

Good Resources

The Book of the Scottish Terrier


Exposing Fallacies about Black Scotties


The Scottie Puppy by Ella D. Farrar


Terrier Truth in Great Scots Magazine Jul/Aug 2006


American Kennel Club information

General Info

Montgomerie of Camas - AKC Scottish Terriers

Duane & Kayrn Hinkley
P.O. Box 207
Ukiah, OR 97880

We Micro Chip all our Scotties & pups.
Black or Brindle Male or Female $700
Wheaten $900


other great resources...

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  • Interested in Scotties? Want to learn more? We've gathered some resources and listed them in Info On Scotties to the right:

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  • New correspondence is posted regularly! Read what our customers have to say by going through the Letters & Announcements listing at right:

Puppy Deliveries!

Here are pictures of our happy customers
for the past 12 years
getting their new puppies!