Robert Burns wrote two poems about Galashiels - "Sae Fair Her Hair" and "Braw Lads". The latter is sung by some of the townsfolk each year at the Braw Lads Gathering. It also has connections to Sir Walter Scott, so it is a town of history. Set on the Gala Water River and in the centre of the lovely Borders countryside, "Gala" is a great place for the dog lover. A recent survey of dogs tagged shows that the most popular breed in the Galashiels and Borders area is the Labrador Retriever followed by the Cocker Spaniel. Other popular breeds are the Border Collies, Jack Russell Terrier and the Border Terrier. This local breed popularity can be compared with the national trend by scrolling down to see the 20 most tagged breeds in the UK.
Galashiels, and its friendly rival Hawick have access to some great walks in the countryside, and even the sea is not too far off in the area around Berwick. The Borders are the setting for a lovely Championship Border Union Dog Show at Kelso - a great little town set on the River Tweed. The show is held in June, and if you have never been - you really must. It is enchanting. Other places of interest are Melrose, Jedburgh, Coldstream and Peebles, and the area stretches from Northumberland to Edinburgh.
The dog owners are about as varied as the area, giving rise to a variety of lifestyles. As there are so many different breeds, it is important that you find the correct breed for your lifestyle, and then find the correct size of dog crate, cage or playpen for that breed. We can deliver quickly to anywhere in the Borders. Give us a try!
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The BBC have analysed the breeds tagged most frequently by Petlog and Animalcare across whole of the UK in past decade. The ‘top twenty’ results are below. (cross breeds were not included in the survey)
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Jack Russell Terrier
3. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
4. Border Collie
5. Cocker Spaniel
6. English Springer Spaniel
7. German Shepherd
8. Yorkshire Terrier
9. Shih Tzu
10. Cavalier King Charles
11. West Highland White Terrier
12. Golden Retriever
14. Border Terrier
17. Lhasa Apso
18. Bichon Frise
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