For your consideration is an original vintage yearbook put out by the Scottish Terrier Club of America for their members. Although undated, this refers to recent events in the Scottie show and breeding world of the late 20s, the most recent event being the upcoming Feb. 1930 Westminster dog show. This softcover 45-page publication contains all that you'd expect that would be of interest to the serious pure bred Scottish Terrier breeders and fanciers of the day, including illustrated advertisements for kennels and dogs at stud. At time of writing the secretary-treasurer of the organization was William MacBain of 40 Wall St., NYC. I read on line that he was an important early 20th century judge and breeder, his kennel being Diehard Kennels in Closter, New Jersey.
CONTENTS in ORDER of APPEARANCE:
* Cover illustration by dog artist and Scottie breeder Marguerite Kirmse.
* Rules and By-Laws, with election of officers at the annual meeting in New York City during the winter show of the Westminster Kennel Club.
* Scottish Terrier Club Standard accepted Feb. 12, 1925 with silhouette illustration.
* A Brief History of the Scottish Terrier, w/photo of Champion Bonaccord Nora "one of the best 20-25 years ago." This mentions other names that the breed has been called and notes that in the west of Scotland one family maintained a strain that were progenitors of the West Highland White.
* Scottish Terrier Club Trophies and Specials, e.g. The Francis G. Lloyd Memorial Trophy, the H.R. B. Tweed (of England) Laindon-Lockhart Trophy, Mrs. Cecil Clark Davis bronze Scottie award, Arnault B. Edgerly's Scone Trophy, and other awards offered by the Club itself.
* Exhibiting for the Novice - remarks regarding classes and judging.
* Kennel Management - written by W. T. Argent, kennelman of the "Laindon" Scotties owned by H. R. B. Tweed, a pioneer in developing the breed.
* The Management of B-tches Before and After Whelping; other health articles on eczema, Mr. Tweed's commentary about selecting a stud, hook worms, raising puppies and feeding.
* Scottish Terrier Characteristics - excerpts from 1920s publications regarding what great dogs they are. Illustrated w/photos of Mr. Cowley's "Albourne X Ray," Mr. R. Chapman's "Albourne Barty," and Br. Champion "Laindon Lumen," who'd be one of Mr. Tweed's dogs.
* Quotations and detailed breed description from "The Scottish Terrier" by W. L. McCandlish, chairman of The Kennel Club, England. Also his account of his judging at the Scottish Terrier of England Club at London in 1928.
* Scientific Records, A Suggestion - written by C. C. (Clarence C.) Little for this year book, regarding genetics and Mendelian law as pertaining to breeding for particular physical and psychological characteristics.
ADVERTISEMENTS placed by important early 20th century U.S. breeders
* PICTORIAL - Ballantrae Kennels by Mr. & Mrs. Cswell Barrie of Scarsdale NY; Boglebrae Kennels by Henry D. Bixby of Huntington NY; Diehard Kennels of Closter NJ w/photo of "Ornsay Hustler"; Fairwold Kennels of Ft. Washington PA w/photo of Champion Panmure Piper of Fairwold; Hillwood Kennels of Roslyn NY w/photo of British Champion Laurieston Lorraine (home of "Rookery Repeat"); Kedron Kennels of North Easton MA w/photo of boarding building; O'Th'Kilts Scottish Terriers by Eugene Telfer of Detroit w/photo of imported Ch. Albourne Birthday.
* TEXT - Ardmore Kennels by Robert McKinven of Detroit; A. A. Kennels by Emmett Warburton of Newton Centre MA; stud dogs owned by Mary Ray Winters of Boston MA; Barlae Kennels of Haworth NJ; Cherry Top Kennels by Jean S. Work of Lawrence NY; Wingood Kennels by Jean A. Goodwin of Mansfield PA; Dr. Charles F. Lynch of Springfield MA; Nosegay Kennels of Alexandria LA which was the oldest American Kennel estab. 1897 - names several dogs and their registration number.
CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: sound, clean condition after ca 78 years....