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!

The Flash Man Wins his 7th specialty


Am. Can. GchG McVan's Flash Gordon aka Flash won his 7th specialty at the Northern Ohio show. The judge was Juan Miranda from Mexico. There was a lovely specials class and majors. Flash was shown by his friend and handler Rebecca Cross.
Flash's other specialties include:
Washington State Scottish Terrier Club (twice)
STC of Greater Denver
Washington, DC STC
STC of Greater Dallas
STC of Chicago
And now Northern Ohio

Flash's first litter is on the ground. He is CHIC health certified including VWD, CMO, Cerf, and patellas.


New Champion McVan's Bop to the Top


McVan's Bop to the Top aka Topper finished his US championship by going Winner's Dog at the Scottish Terrier Club of California under terrier expert Wood Wornall. Topper was went Best in Sweepstakes under breeder judge Steve Russell. Topper also was WD at the Chicago specialty under judge Bobby Hutton. Earlier in the year, he was Best in Sweepstakes under judge Rod Ott.

Topper is the fifth champion for his dam BIS BISS Am. Can. GhG McVan's Be Bop Baby. This means she has qualified for the Registry of Merit (ROM) as a brood bitch. We are so happy that the top winning specialty Scottish Terrier in history also produces winning offspring. To date, two national specialty winners, two Best in Show winners and four specialty winners.


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.