The Scotia Kennel is a breeder of German Wirehaired Pointers. As our name implies, The Scotia Kennel was named after our family heritage, my mother was almost entirely Scottish, and my father’s family emigrated from England to Nova Scotia, which means, “New Scotland” in Latin. Our Scotiadawgs are born and raised in Oregon, in a loving environment with affection and boundaries.
We are very excited to continue, as AKC Breeders of Merit and GWP preservation breeders, to consistently produce happy, healthy, good-looking, good-working family companions. We have diligently incorporated the most successful lines of dual-purpose dogs in the US and around the world to maintain the highest standards in all areas of the well-rounded GWP.Our Standards
The Scotia Kennel was founded by Laura Reeves in 1996. Laura’s background includes involvement with breeding, training, and handling purebred dogs since 1980. With her parents, Laura handled and trained the family bird dogs of the RBD Kennel.
It was here that Laura first learned the importance of breeding bird dogs that are not just pretty and not just hunting fools. RBD-owned and-bred show champions were the first Clumber Spaniels to achieve Working Dog titles and later Junior Hunters.
Laura continued this tradition of dual-purpose dogs at The Scotia Kennel. Scotia dogs have earned well over 100 titles in a vast array of disciplines, from conformation to field work (field trials, hunt tests, and NAVHDA), obedience to agility, tracking to rally and more. More than a third of these dogs have “titles at both ends” signifying the goal of consistently producing a good looking, good working, happy, healthy family companion capable of succeeding at any task. Several of our dogs made or hold records.
The breed’s first Best in Show winning Dual Champion is a dog her mom bred and Laura showed. The first and (to date) only Ch/MACH5 is a Scotiadawg. And the only Ch/VC/UDX is her littermate. We are deeply indebted to the devoted and committed owners of these dogs for the blood, sweat, and tears expended to reach these milestones.
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Laura is an AKC judge. The Host of the Pure Dog Talk Podcast. And a retired professional handler.