site is devoted to informing dog owners of ways to protect Scotties,
and other pets from cancer, as well as to sharing the information
about cancer prevention from Scottie breeders who reviewed this
website was reviewed by veterinarians and reputable Scottie breeders
and is based on extensive research.
Reliable scientific sources have concluded that Scottish Terriers
are 18 times more at risk of developing bladder cancer (ref: Purdue
University research) than are mixed breed dogs. Scotties also have
an increased risk of hemangiosarcoma, mast cell sarcoma and squamous
Ref: 1986 Scottish Terrier Handbook
and American Kennel Club website below quoting Scottish Terrier
Club of America:
Ref: Purdue University Research
There is strong evidence that the high
rate of cancer is a result of what breeders admit is a very small
Scottie gene Pool due to the show breeding practices of the recent
past. Breeders #2, 6 and 7 (Breeder Comments) make important observations
on the limited gene pool and possible solutions.
breeders and owners should consider following the 10 steps outlined
in this website to protect dogs and other pets from cancer. These
steps are based on extensive research.