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In pictures: Dandie Dinmont celebration in Selkirk

Dandie Dinmont Image copyright Rob Gray

A special celebration was held in Selkirk at the weekend to mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of the "founding father" of one of the most rare dog breeds in the world.

Every modern-day Dandie Dinmont terrier can trace its ancestry back to Old Ginger - born on the Haining Estate in 1842.

Dandie Dinmont Image copyright Rob Gray

Owners of the breed - which is named after a Sir Walter Scott character - attended from around the world.

The celebrations included the unveiling of a statue of Old Ginger next to the kennels he was born in.

Dandie Dinmont Image copyright Rob Gray
Dandie Dinmont Image copyright Rob Gray
Dandie Dinmont Image copyright Rob Gray
Dandie Dinmont Image copyright Rob Gray

All pictures by Rob Gray.

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