Scotland’s Native Breeds To Compete In Edinburgh Dog Show

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 2014.


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 show."


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.


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