Anstamm Scottish Terriers

Co-Breeders of 2010 WestminsteR BIS Winner

CH. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot

Miriam "Buffy" Stamm

2008 AKC Terrier Breeder of the Year


Buffy Stamm bred her first champion in 1952. Since then, there have been more than 300 Anstamm champions, including multiple Best in Show and Specialty winners. In the early 1960s, Buffy and her late husband, Anthony Stamm, imported two stud dogs from England whose influence on the breed is still felt today. The top sire in her breeding program, Ch. Anstamm Happy Venture, produced 90 champions, and is one of the breed's all-time top producing stud dogs.

Buffy was the most successful owner-handler in her breed, and she has encouraged countless Scottish Terrier exhibitors by sharing her knowledge with them. She was the leading force in the development of the Scottish Terrier Club of America grooming seminars which helped new and experienced exhibitors to develop the skills needed to compete with the professional handlers. When Buffy first started exhibiting, both national Specialties were held on the east coast. She single-handedly convinced her parent club that one of those specialties should be held in a different section of the United States

She served on the committees that edited three STCA handbooks, the committee that created the illustrated breed standard, the committee that wrote the most recent Scottish Terrier breed standard, and the committee that created the AKC Scottish terrier video. She has been a leader in supporting every significant health project that has benefited the Scottish Terrier.

Buffy’s greatest achievement as a breeder, however, has been as a role model to other breeders by breeding great dogs while putting the welfare of the breed first.