Other claims to fame for the village include Sir Walter Scott having stayed at the Spa hotel, inspiring two characters in his second novel, Guy Mannering - the gypsy Meg Merrilees and the Borders farmer Dandy Dinmont
FIFTY Dandie Dinmont
terriers gathered in the Scottish Borders yesterday, together with their owners, to celebrate the rare and endangered breed.
The terriers were made famous by the writer's novel Guy Mannering, published 200 years ago, which told of Borders farmer Dandie Dinmont
and his distinctive dogs.
Giant Schnauzers rose from 96 to 83; Keeshonden from 103 to 86; Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers from 104 to 97; Irish Terriers from 132 to 123; Kerry Blue Terriers from 130 to 126; Lakeland Terriers from 137 to 134; Sussex Spaniels from 169 to 162; and Dandie Dinmont
Terriers from 172 to 168.
A Dandie Dinmont
Terrier, a breed native to the UK, with his cup
Drive, Edinburgh, has one and two-bed apartments, while Grange Loan, also in the city, has seven, five-bed homes.
The plummet in puppy numbers has led to the Kennel Club placing the Sealyham on their Vulnerable Native Breed list alongside Welsh corgis, Dandie Dinmont
terriers and Otterhounds.
I've a Jack Russell called Eric, named after Bollin Eric, and a Dandie Dinmont
I can barely tell the difference between a Dandie Dinmont
Terrier and a Schipperke.
One of the Scottish artist's typically sentimental compositions (right), it showed a Dandie Dinmont
and a Parson Russell Terrier waiting for their supper.
Meet Lucy, a cross-breed Dandie Dinmont
terrier who lives in Dalton with her own Sharon Garraghan.
Curly-haired Paul is a dead ringer for his canine companion Crosby, who is a Dandie Dinmont
Terrier - one of the UK's rarest dogs with just 80 born each year.