Over 700 dogs from 12 native Scottish breeds will be descending
on Edinburgh at the weekend, as the Scottish Breeds Canine Club
holds its annual General Championship Dog Show at the Royal
Highland Exhibition Hall in Ingliston on Saturday 29thMarch
Dogs of all shapes and sizes from across the country will be
competing for the ultimate 'Best in Show' prize, and for the chance
to qualify for the world's greatest dog show, Crufts, to be held
next March in Birmingham.
From the West Highland White Terrier, one of the UK's top 20
most popular breeds, to the Skye Terrier, the UK's most vulnerable
native British breed, made famous by Edinburgh's iconic Greyfriars
Bobby, visitors to the show will get to see the 12 breeds
originating from Scotland in action, and dog lovers will be able to
find out what is involved in a major dog show.
For those thinking about getting a dog, the show is the perfect
opportunity to interact with man's best friend and speak to experts
about the benefits of owning a native Scottish breed. Breeds
competing at the show are the Deerhound, Gordon Setter, Golden
Retriever, Cairn Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Scottish Terrier,
Skye Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Bearded Collie, Rough
Collie, Smooth Collie and the Shetland Sheepdog.
John McCreath, Scottish Breeds Canine Club Secretary, said: "The
Scottish Breeds Canine Club show is the only General Championship
show solely for Scottish dog breeds, and will see many of our most
well-known and much loved breeds putting their best paws forward in
the show ring, as well as some of the rarer breeds native to
Scotland. The show is the perfect chance for dog lovers of
any age to find out more about their favourite Scottish breeds,
watch the dogs in action, and see what is involved in a modern dog
The show is one of 37 Group and General Championship Dog Shows
licensed by the Kennel Club throughout the year, which enable dogs
to qualify for next year's Crufts.
Entrance to the show for visitors is £2 for adults and £1 for
children and senior citizens. Unless entered in competition,
dogs should not be brought to the show.
For more information on the show, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about dog showing, or any of the Kennel Club's
activities, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk.