'Old Ginger' statue

 

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old-ginger-plaque

 

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”.

 

haining-kennel

 

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.