Scottish canines parade by city in tartan for New Hamburg competition –


Collies, terriers and bloodhounds donned tartan scarves to rejoice their Scottish heritage on the William Scott Pageant in New Hamburg on Sunday.

Dozens of canines and their homeowners marched by city for the opening ceremony of the competition accompanied by bagpipes.

Here is one thing you do not see on a regular basis. Canines in tartan marching in a parade!


Marguerite and Don Gosen introduced their bearded collie Rabbie to hitch the parade.

Rabbie — pronounced “Robbie” — is the Gaelic spelling of the identify, Marguerite defined.

Marguerite and Don Gosen’s canine Rabbie is a bearded collie, a breed of Scottish sheepdog. (Robin De Angelis/CBC)

“Bearded collies are a Scottish breed, a really previous Scottish breed. They’re sheepdogs,” Don stated, of Rabbie’s Scottish heritage.

Rabbie and all the different canines got selfmade treats as a thanks for collaborating.

A pair of bearded collies named Branson and Munroe make their manner by downtown New Hamburg through the parade. (Robin De Angelis/CBC)

The annual competition honours New Hamburg founder, William Scott, who got here to Canada from Scotland in 1838 and based the city in 1854. 

The occasion additionally featured conventional Scottish dancing, music and a soapbox derby.

Robbie, Bay and Annie are tough collies, one other breed of canines bred to herd sheep in Scotland. This was their first parade, however they’re used to wanting good in entrance of a crowd as former present canines. (Robin De Angelis/CBC)Pink and Blue are a pair of bloodhounds. Whereas they’re simply pets, most bloodhounds are working canines. Their brothers and sisters work with police in search and rescue within the U.S. (Robin De Angelis/CBC)Cairn terriers Holly and Tammy get pleasure from a pleasant refreshing drink after the parade. (Robin De Angelis/CBC)
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