The Rocky Mountain Scottish Terrier Club (RMSTC) was established in 1978 by a group of individuals desiring to create a club whose focus would emphasize the enjoyment of their companion Scotties while also offering members opportunities for fellowship and Scottie related activities. At that time, another club also existed in the area with a slightly different emphasis, centered around showing and breeding their Scotties. In the years since, both clubs have prospered, each offering their membership opportunities related to their different agendas but each emphasizing a shared objective: the support and advancement of the Scottish Terrier breed of dog.
From those modest beginnings, the RMSTC steadily grew, adding more members each year. Today the Club is an active, vibrant, diverse organization reflecting the ideas and interests of its membership numbering approximately 100 households. Although we are based in the Greater Denver Area, we have members scattered far and wide—from Hawaii to Sweden and many U.S. states in-between. While Scottie owners often share a well recognized reputation for being as strong willed, independent, opinionated and principled as their Scotties, there is one simple constant in play amongst all the members of the RMSTC: they are devoted to their Scotties. There is simply no limit to the dedication and commitment Scottie owners have to their companions.
Beginning in the mid-1980s, the focus of the RMSTC began to broaden. The purebred dog rescue movement in the United States had its beginnings at about this same time when many people began to realize that members of their favorite breed, whatever it might be, were languishing in shelters and humane societies around the Country. That realization tended to dispel the commonly held myth that only mixed breed dogs found themselves in such undesirable situations. Some club members sought out ways to assist and contribute to this growing breed rescue movement. Today, many club members volunteer in support of Rocky Mountain Scottie Rescue.