The first Dandie Dinmont Terrier registered with the American Kennel Club in 1886
The first three Dandies registered by the American Kennel Club in 1886 were imported from Scotland; in 1893 the first Dandie champion (King ‘O The Heather) is recorded, also an import.
The first American bred champion, Auld Pepper ‘O The Ark, finished in 1931. By February 1932 devoted enthusiasts met for the first formal DDTCA meeting. Later that year the first DDTCA National Specialty was held at Greenwich.
Match held in 1931 showing a group of the founding members of the DDTCA. Left to right: Mrs. Bird with Pepper Of Stanwich, Ch Heatherden Ragamuffin and Allen-the-Piper o’ the Ark, Miss Esther Bird with Ruby of Carthagena and Ch Rowan Birkie, Mrs. J.B. Scott with Nipper of Carthagena and Sandie Wandie. Miss Katherine White (later Mrs. Lawrence Illoway) with Ch Auld Pepper o’ the Ark, Ch Auld Nick and Ch Auld Mustard, Miss Katrine Vietor with Potford Robin Adair and Alpin Alexa. Photographed by the DDTCA’s first president, Mr. R. Stockton White.