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Man's Best Friend

The most popular animal to merit a tartan is of course, Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris, the dog!

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Greyfriars

The Greyfriars Tartan represents the history of the area and the work of the community.

Jan 14
Greyfriars Bobby Day

Boxer Beauty

Designed to celebrate the Boxer dog, which is known for its handsome looks, playfulness, and warmly affectionate nature. The Boxer can be all white, brindle (black on brown or brown on black), and fawn (various shades of ginger, caramel, strawberry blonde), with or without white 'flash' throughout the coat.

Mar 23
Puppy Day

Sea Dog Bamse, Pride of Norway

The symbolism of the Sea Dog Bamse tartan is inspired principally by the colours of Norway's national flag and ensign of the Royal Norwegian Navy. Red for blood, the Viking colour, blue for the ocean and white for the snow. Those colours are mirrored in the Scottish Saltire, the Scottish national flag and in the Royal Standard of Scotland which is a red lion rampant on a gold field - Gold, also represented in the Royal Standard, is priceless, as is the value of Freedom.

Jul 22
Memorial Sea Dog Bamse

Caledonian Labrador Retrievers

This tartan was designed by Maurice Givan to celebrate the history of the Labrador Retriever, introduced from Newfoundland to Scotland in the 1830s by the 5th Duke of Buccleuch, Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott. It incorporates the three colours of the Labrador breed: black, yellow and chocolate, with purple and green to represent the Scottish landscape.

Aug 26
Dog Day

Canine All Dogs

In recognition of all dogs

Aug 26
Dog Day

Greyfriars Bobby Statue

Photo courtesy of Margaret Harkness Bobby was a Skye Terrier, looked after by John Gray, who worked for the Edinburgh City Police as a night watchman. When John Gray died he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Bobby then became known locally, spending the rest of his life sitting on his master's grave.

Jan 14
Greyfriars Bobby Day

Boxer Pupppies

This tartan is designed to celebrate the Boxer dog, which is known for its handsome looks, playfulness, and warmly affectionate nature. The Boxer can be all white, brindle (black on brown or brown on black), and fawn (various shades of ginger, caramel, strawberry blonde), with or without white 'flash' throughout the coat.

Mar 23
Puppy Day

Sea Dog Bamse

Bamse (Norwegian for "teddy bear") (1937 - 22 July 1944) was a St. Bernard that became the heroic mascot of the Free Norwegian Forces during the Second World War.

Jul 22
Memorial Sea Dog Bamse

Labradors

Labradors are athletic, playful, and the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States (since 1991).

Aug 26
Dog Day

The dog was the first domesticated animal. Its closest extant relative is the gray wolf, from which it diverged 40,000 years ago in northern Eurasia.

Aug 26
Dog Day