Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

The Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Washington will be participating in the Scottish Christmas Walk to be held Saturday, December 3, in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Other participants will include pipe bands, dancers, sports teams and all of the Scottish dog breeds. People come from all over the world to march in this parade. Our club has participated in the Christmas Walk ever since I joined  in 1988 and a long time before that. When I first joined STCGW, I was overwhelmed by this fun and boisterous parade, but I marched that year and thought it was the most fun thing I had ever done with my dog.

If you want to join us, know that the weather is usually nice enough to wear just a light coat. The parade route is one mile and the happy crowds love the dogs. Lately, I have been the only club member in attendance. It’s a fun event for you and your dog, plus it supports the club and people can see how well mannered and beautiful our Scotties are. My Scotties like to walk along the side of the street so they can be petted by the giggling kids. I’m asking fellow club members to consider joining us this year. You will have a ball!

— Jo-Anne Riddle


The objectives of the STCGW

  1. To encourage the ownership and selective breeding of purebred Scottish Terriers.
  2. To develop, to perfection, the natural high qualities of the breed as described in the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club.
  3. To foster improvement of the individual Scottish Terrier by developing, sharing and making available all information to his master toward this end.
  4. To advance the interests of the breed and of the fancy and to foster sportsmanship and fellowship among its members.
  5. To promote the breed through the sponsorship of sanctioned matches and specialty shows under the rules of the American Kennel Club.


Next Meeting

November 6

Social at 2:00;
Meeting at 2:30


Mary Rice’s House

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STCGW Club Events

Scottish Christmas Walk in Old Town Alexandria on December 3.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Washington, please email us.


American Kennel Club

Campbell's Scottish Terriers



Scottish Terrier Club of America 

Westminster Kennel Club


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Helen Prince


Vice President

Ray Formanek


Corresponding Secretary

Helen Krisko


Recording Secretary

Kathleen Dunleavy



Jeff Waite



Mary Rice

Jo-Anne Riddle

Norman Prince

Mary Smith



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