Scottie dogs take over Hampstead Heath
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In January the London Scottie Club visited the Heath as part of their mission to take over the city’s green spaces.
A group of the easily identifiable terriers could be seen meandering across the Heath for, we're told, the group's first official visit.
George Matlock, who founded the club, said: "In picture-perfect weather conditions they explored the Heath for the first time ever and drew attention to the breed.
"Heath-goers were surprised to learn that Scotties do not only come in black, but also brindle and wheaten!"
George added: "Some passers-by knew the breed, others commented they had never seen a black Westie before. Either way our presence aroused interest in a breed where last year only 500 puppies were born in the UK.
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"A century ago, in the 1920s, Scotties were very popular and made it onto the first Monopoly game board.
"They've never come off the board since."
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