General News
Yearly puppy registration figures
Saturday, 30 January 2010 23:37
Registrations 1880-2009


The Kennel Club's latest registration figures show another poor year for Dandie registrations - 26 puppies registered in the fourth quarter of 2009 bringing the yearly total to 108.  The above graph shows the annual registration figures from 1880 to 2009.  The first two dips are the two world wars, with another serious dip in 1976 to 1977.  The peak between the wars was in 1937, when 483 Dandies were registered.  Will we ever see that again?



Discover Dogs at Crufts
Sunday, 17 January 2010 17:05

A message from Jim and Kathy Culverhouse...

p1050044Crufts is fast approaching and we have taken over the task of co-ordinating Discover Dogs this year. We need people for morning or afternoon sessions preferably with at least two dogs. We will be covering the Sunday afternoon session as the stall needs to be taken down and Saturday morning, although we only have one dog; so we could do with another person plus dog for Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon is covered. The sessions run from 9am - 1pm and 1pm - 5pm. Terrier day on the Friday will be difficult to cover so if anybody is willing to cover that day we would be especially grateful. If you are willing to man the stall please contact Kathy on 01344 425841 a.s.a.p. Passes for entry and the car park will be supplied as well as refreshment tokens. It is a great opportunity to promote the breed.

As they say, this is a rare and important chance to let the public meet and get to know our breed.



Dandies in the News
Saturday, 28 November 2009 13:25

In The Spectator this week...

"Many of our traditional working dogs are in danger of dying out. In abandoning the Sealyham and Dandie Dinmont, says Matthew Dennison, we diminish our heritage."

Click here for the full article.

Third Quarter Puppy Registrations
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 21:45



Kennel Club registration figures have just been released and show that 37 new Dandies were registered in the third quarter of 2009. This follows 28 in the first quarter and a mere 17 in the second, bringing us to just 82 registrations in the first three quarters of the year.

DDTC Magazine wins third prize
Thursday, 29 October 2009 23:33

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club Magazine has been awarded third prize in the Midland Counties / Dog World competition for breed club publications.  The winners in the magazines category were the Deerhound Club, with the Saluki Club coming second.

For the full story please click here.


Which reminds me...  it's that time of year where we start asking for articles for the 2010 magazine.  We rely on contributions from our members to keep the magazine fresh and interesting.  We have a few regular contributors (to whom we are always grateful), but it would be great to have a little more variety.  So why not have a go.  We're happy to help type and edit any work.

Any Dandie subjects are welcome - working Dandies, show Dandies, racing Dandies, slow Dandies, old Dandies, young Dandies, pet Dandies, PAT Dandies, wet Dandies, fat Dandies, first Dandies, last Dandies, health, disability, obedience, agility... disobedience...?

Perhaps an article on topknots, or if that is too controversial, a few short anonymous articles on topknots?

The closing date for contributions is the beginning of May, but it would be really helpful if they could be with us sooner - my workload varies throughout the year but is generally quiet in the winter and very busy from May onwards.  It is a huge amount of work putting the magazine together, and I'm running short of Midnight Oil!

Please send any suggestions or contributions to the editor.





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