The restoration of 'Old Gingers' kennel
The restoration of 'Old Ginger's' kennel at The Haining, Selkirk to form a new Dandie Dinmont Visitor centre. The work is part funded by the Kennel Club and due to open in early 2018.
'Old Ginger' is the "founding father" of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed, and was born at The Haining, Selkirk on 4th June 1842.
Plans include erecting a statue for unveiling on Old Ginger's 175th birthday on June 4th 2017. The statue will be just over life size, the work of a leading Scottish sculptor and be hot cast in bronze.
Dandie Dinmonts are a small Scottish breed of dog in the terrier family. The breed has a very long body, short legs, and a distinctive "top-knot" of hair on the head. A character in Sir Walter Scott's novel Guy Mannering has lent the name to the breed, with "Dandie Dinmont" thought to be based on James Davidson, who is credited as being the "father" of the modern breed. It is registered as a Vulnerable Native Breed by the Kennel Club due to its low number of puppy registrations on a yearly basis.
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