National Purebred Dog Day is humbled to be able to announce a very special prize sponsored by the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America. We feel that winning this challenge comes with a responsibility that will become apparent as you read on.
In 2015, Duke Richard of Buccleuch (also the chief of Clan Scott), gave his blessing for Dandie Dinmont Terriers and their owners to wear the Sir Walter Scott Black and White Tartan as the breed’s “official” tartan. This makes the Dandie Dinmont Terrier the only dog breed in the entire world to have its own, Clan Chief approved, tartan. The occasion occurred on the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s “Guy Mannering,” the book that famously gave the breed its distinctive name and makes the Dandie Dinmont Terrier the only dog breed in the world named after a fictional character.
The DDTCA has donated a 100% lambswool Sir Walter Scott (personal) Black and White Tartan scarf measuring approximately 74 inches long by 10 inches wide, and a Dandie Dinmont Terrier-sized dog bandana. Possession of the scarf and bandana do not require the wearers to own or be a Dandie Dinmont Terrier, of course, but we at National Purebred Dog Day feel the winning photographer should be aware of how special their prize is. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a vulnerable breed, its numbers so low that the breed is outnumbered by Panda Bears. We feel sure that the winner of this scarf and bandana will be complimented on them, and it is our hope that he or she will use the opportunity to advance the cause of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier to anyone who remarks or inquires about the accessories.
We think you’re going to have fun with this contest theme. Ready?
It’s said that the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is the dog that makes you smile. This challenge, however, is for photographers to submit photos of their dog smiling. We are looking for the most epic dog grin ever! The Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America has opened this contest up to all breed owners throughout the world, so competition will be stiff. Show us what you’ve got, Ibizan Hounds. Bring it, Basenjis! Smile away, Samoyeds!
Here’s the pesky small print you need to read to make sure you comply with the rules:
- This contest is open to residents of the world;
- No photoshopping! Our judges, David Frei, and Westminster Kennel Club photographer, Jack Grassa, must see what you actually shoot with your camera;
- One photo submission per person per contest challenge;
- The submitted photo must be taken for this contest. Old photographs won’t be considered;
- Your photo must include a purebred dog;
- Your sign must also include one of the following:
The “I ❤️Purebred Dogs” sign
The “Happy National Purebred D❤️g Day sign
or the “I ❤️My Purebred Dog” sign
- You can download and print these signs from the files linked below, or you can make your own sign. You may also substitute the sign with an official NPDD t-shirt, tote bag, hat or bumper sticker, all of which are available here.
- Do not photoshop the “I ❤Purebred Dogs, “Happy National Purebred D❤g Day” or “I ❤My Purebred Dog” on top of your image. The signs or NPDD gear must be part of the photo shoot;
- Many people may help you take your picture, but the prize goes to the person submitting the winning photograph. Judges decisions are final;
- A photo submission implies consent that it may be shared on NPDD’s various social media platforms, and by the Dandie Dinmont Club of America, for promotional use;
- When submitting your photo on Facebook, you must indicate the name of the photo challenge you are entering, which in this case is the “Tartan Smile” Photo Challenge;
- This contest happens on May 1. A full explanation of when, where, and how to submit your picture can be seen here.
- Download the “I ❤Purebred Dogs” sign here;
- Download the “Happy National Purebred D❤️g Day” here;
- Download the “I ❤My Purebred Dog” sign here;
- Most importantly, be sure that you and your dog model have fun!
Photo Contest 2018