Our Mission



McVan Scottish Terriers® is a small kennel located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We are dedicated to breeding high quality Scottish Terriers for companionship and for show. Our goals include:

  • To advance the Scottish Terrier breed through selective, careful breeding and education
  • To serve as an information portal regarding the breed, its history, function and health
  • To model for others the value of "openness" regarding health issues that affect the breed and our line of Scottish Terriers
  • To promote the expansion of the Scottish Terrier gene pool by entering into partnerships with breeders around the world
  • To excite others to love the Scottish Terrier as much as we do.

News Flash!

Two National Specialties; 2 McVan Scotties


It doesn't happen often but it did for us. Gch. McVan's Be Bop Baby won the Scottish Terrier Club of America's Rotating Specialty. When she retired she was bred to LaRae Shafer's dog Chyscott's Behind the Mask twice. The results have been spectacular, namely two national specialty winners and multiple a multiple specialty winner.
In April, 2017, Gch. McVan's. Shown in picture is BIS BISS Ch. McVan's Be Bop Boy at Chyscott (Larae Shafer, Whitney Shafer, Kristen Simmons) who won in April, 2017 and on the right is BIS BISS McVan's Big Bopper at Beameups (Vandra Huber, Rebecca and Dorene Cross) who won in 2016. A tradition of quality. Oh yes, grandmother, mother and both boys are multiple specialty AND all breed Best in Show winners.


Nora Finishes Her Israeli Championship


McVan's Come Away with Me "Nora" finished her Israeli championship at Terrier Club Show in Savion ( israel) under Breeder Judge Goran Gladic. She went BOS. Nora was shown and is owned by Helen Braimen. 10/06/17. Thank you Helen for taking good care of Nora. Nora is out of Sire: GCHB Barbary Moriarty and Dam: Ch. McVan’s It Had to Be You. She was bred by Vandra Huber and Ruth Ann Krause


NEW Back to Back BISs for GchG McVan's Flash Gordon


Gch. McVan's Flash Gordon "Flash" used his super powers to pull off Back to Back all breed Best in Shows. We are indeed thankful to the Judges who found him worthy including Carolyn and Merle Taylor. This is only the second time in the history of the breed for a wheaten-colored Scottish Terrier to garner two all breed Best in Shows -- even though judges should not discriminate on color. We thank our handler Rebecca Cross for her brilliant grooming and handling.