Am. Can. Ch. McVan's Light My Fire
Owner: McVan Scottish Terriers
"Jimmy" was such a special dog. He loved me and took care of me through four different surgeries. I will miss my special buddy. sleeps on the bed every night or "whines about it." When Vandra was undergoing a serious of surgeries, Jimmy kept her company, gently licking her better. He is truly one of those special dogs who senses when someone is in pain or in need of love. There is nothing better than the love a Scottish gentleman. Jimmy crossed the rainbow bridge on January 8,2014, just shy of his 12th birthday.
Jimmy did well in the breed ring. At 7 months young, Jimmy went winner's dog and BOWs at Devon in 2002. Vandra and Michael's plane was late, so teenager Whitney Shaffer showed him. Vandra and Mike arrived at the show just in time to see Miss Whitney getting the WD's ribbon. That same weekend, he won his large class at the STCA national specialty. By year's end, Jimmy had completed his Canadian championship with several BOB of breed wins - at less than a year of age. Jimmy finished his U.S. championship by going BOWs and Best in Sweepstakes at the San Francisco specialty under judges Clay Coady and Barbara DeSaye respectively. He also earned Group 1 in the Sweepstakes Group at the Northern California Terrier Show. The next day, he won the national sweepstakes under Breeder Judge Peggy Brown and was reserve winner's dog. He finished his championship in June by going Winner's Dog at Great Western under international breeder-judge Dr. Dan Ericson from Sweden.
Jimmy was campaigned in 2005 by Amy Rutherford and was ranked in the top 10. Recently, he came out of retirement while his daughter Carrie whelped her puppies and garnered several group 1s. In 2007, he went BOB at the Alberta Terrier Show besting the No. 1 ranking male in the U.S. and Canada. He also was Best Stud Dog at the Canadian Scottish Terrier Club. We are indeed proud of Jimmy.
His major wins have included:
# BISweeps, Scottish Terrier Club of America under Peggy Brown
# BISweeps, San Francisco Bay Scottish Terrier Club under breeder Barbara DeSaye
# BISS, Washington State Scottish Terrier (twice) under Merle Taylor and Victor Grosso
# BISS, Dallas Scottish Terrier Club under David Harris
Best in Show, British Columbia All Terrier Club -- from the veterans class.
Jimmy was health tested for various genetic ailments including. He was rated good for hip dysplasia (ST-LP428M-PI), unaffected for legg-calve -perthes (ST-18G28M-PI), normal for patella subluxation (ST-PA58/51M/P-PI), CERF (ST-149), normal for cardiac (ST-CA6/44M/C-PI), and clear for canine von Willebrand's (vWD ST-VW204/16M-PI) disease. He has earned STCA-supported CHIC certification. There is, however, some evidence that he may be a carrier for legg calve perthes, so all matings are carefully screened. With Michael being an expert on genetics and with him having access to $5 million genetic testing equipment, we are fortunate to be able to conduct complex screenings that others may not be to do. Regardless, we always alert buyers to the potential of any health ailment we have experienced or know may be a genetic possibility.
His brothers and sister all finished their U.S. champions. These young dogs include Ch. McVan's Run Around Sue "Susie" who lives with Vandra and Michael, Am. Can.Ch. McVan's Top Gun "Gunnar" (shown left, "Gunnar Rests on His Laurels" ) owned by Charlene Gann and her husband in Colorado. His brother Ch. McVan's Magnum Force was finished by handler Bergit Coady and now lives in China. Ch. McVan's Captain Courageous who was owned by Dr. Margaret Kooda until his untimely death due to a snake bite. This litter of five was out of Am. Can. Caevnes Devil's Due ROMS and McVan's Abracadabra ROM