General News
'Old Ginger' statue
Thursday, 28 January 2016 20:37

 

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The Haining Charitable Trust have kindly agreed to Dandie enthusiasts erecting a statue in memory of the breed's founding father 'Old Ginger' at his birthplace in the grounds of The Haining. A 'Just Giving' campaign has been started to raise the necessary funds for this, with the aim of getting the statue completed in time for unveiling on Old Ginger's 175th birthday on June 4th 2017. The statue will be life size and the work of a leading Scottish sculptor, to be hot cast in bronze.

 

Every Dandie Dinmont alive today is descended tail-male from Old Ginger. He was bred by Robert Pringle at The Haining, but was later owned by Mr Eaglesfield Bradshaw-Smith of Blackwoodhouse, Ecclefechan. If you would like to see how your Dandie is related to Old Ginger, type your Dandie's pedigree name in the search box below...

 

 

The Trustees will also allow us to carry out some much needed restoration and repair work to Old Ginger's run and kennel building, but we will have to raise the funds for this. Again we are hoping that this will be funded from the Just Giving account.

 

Since the account was activated there have already been many generous donations. If you feel you would like to help, please visit the fundraising page and click on “donate”.

 

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It is quite remarkable that Old Ginger's kennels are still in existence. It is even more remarkable that they are on a Grade A listed estate which happens to be administered by a forward thinking group of Trustees who recognise that the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an important part of the estate's heritage.

 

If you would like to contribute to this unique opportunity to celebrate our breed's history please click here.

 

 

 
Compulsory Microchipping
Sunday, 03 January 2016 12:47

From 6th April 2016 microchipping becomes compulsory in England, Scotland and Wales. All dogs must be microchipped by that date, puppies being microchipped by the time they are eight weeks old.

Further information can be found on the Kennel Club website.

 

 

 
Dandies needing a home
Saturday, 14 November 2015 19:47
A message from Glen Tinsley...
We have two mustard bitches on the books that need to be rehomed fairly soon. They are mother, 12 and daughter, 7 years and only the older girl is spayed, but I am assured they are very healthy. They have been owned and bred by someone in Dandies who has been taken into a nursing home. The dogs are at the moment being cared for by a friend of the owner but this lady has several rescue dogs and would like the Dandies to go to a knowledgeable home.
Could you all put the word around please, they need to go together if possible.
Please call or message-
Glen Tinsley, SDDTC Rescue Co-ordinator
01823 663436
 
Dandie Dinmont Fun Day
Thursday, 06 August 2015 15:06
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Sunday - 20th September 2015
at 1.00pm - 5.30pm 
The Haining, Selkirk,
Scottish Borders
(Sat Nav. TD7 5AA)
Booking required
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Come and see the home of 'Old Ginger', father
of the breed, born at The Haining in 1842

Have your dog photographed at the original
Haining Kennels

Dandie "Racing" - Elite and novelty races

And lots more

 
  
 
 
'Dandie Dinmont 200 Years' celebration
Sunday, 21 September 2014 11:54

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A three day celebration is being organised to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott's 'Guy Mannering'.  The event is being organised independently by Paul Keevil and Mike Macbeth, and is open to Dandie enthusiasts everywhere.  It is not a Club event, but is fully supported by the Club.  

The celebration starts on Sunday 22nd February, meeting at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, Melrose.  On Monday 23rd February we have a visit to Bowhill, home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, and to The Haining, birthplace of Old Ginger - the ancestor of every Dandie Dinmont alive today.  On Tuesday 24th February there will be a special Service of Celebration for the life and work of Sir Walter Scott, held by his tomb at Dryburgh Abbey, and a "Blessing of the Dandie Dinmonts".  This will be followed by a visit to Abbotsford. 

The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is offering a very good discounted rate for Dandie enthusiasts for this event.  And of course Dandies are very welcome for the entire celebration - the more the merrier.

For more information, click here to download the information sheet, or join the 'Dandie Dinmont 200 years' Facebook Group.

 

 

 
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