Youngster Noney Evans meets one of the winner sof a dog show held n the Drill Hall in Edinburgh's East Claremont Street in September 1963.
Youngster Noney Evans meets one of the winner sof a dog show held n the Drill Hall in Edinburgh's East Claremont Street in September 1963.

Edinburgh dog shows through the years: These 25 pictures from the 1960s show Capital residents showing off their perfect pooches

Having been postponed last year due to Covid-19, the world famous Crufts is back this month – and more than half a century ago dog shows were one of Edinburgh’s hottest tickets.

Monday, 7th March 2022, 3:42 pm

The world’s most prestigious dog show was a casualty of the global pandemic in 2021 but now more than 20,000 dogs will be flocking to the NEC Birmingham from March 10-13.

Dog lovers will be able to keep up with all the action at the competition on television, with wall-to-wall coverage available of all four days.

More than half a century ago dog shows were popular events in Edinburgh, with the biggest annual contest taking place in Waverley Market.

Here are 25 pictures to take you back to those days – featuring plenty of VERY good boys and girls.

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