We welcome members from all over the world – whether you own a Dandie Dinmont Terrier, plan on getting one, or have no intention of having a pet – as long as you’re interested in dogs, or our breed in particular, and agree to act with the club’s interests at heart and follow our code of conduct, as set out below.

Membership benefits

Apart from being part of a community that shares your interest in Dandie Dinmont Terriers, as a member, you will also benefit from the following:

  • Attendance at our annual general meeting
  • Full voting rights and ability to join the committee after being an SDDTC member for 12 consecutive months
  • Receipt of our annual club magazine
  • Access to our members-only platform (incl. advanced grooming and breed seminars, as well as library of club magazines)
  • Promotional offers

Membership fees

Our membership subscription runs from 1 January to 31 December.

Renewals are due on 1 January each year and fees must be paid by 31 March. Late payers will be charged the joining fee once again, even if they had joined the club in the past.

Our subscription rates per household are as follows:

  • UK – £15
  • Rest of the world – £20

Existing and new members can pay by PayPal using the link at the bottom of this page, by standing order (download the SDDTC standing order mandate), or by cheque (made out to the Southern Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club and sent to our treasurer Rob Bell or our secretary Laura Noble).

Not a member yet? Don’t worry, as joining is easy. Just complete the application form which can be downloaded here and send it to

Please note that your application must be approved (proposed and seconded through existing club members) before you can pay your membership fee.

Payment link

Please select your membership type from the drop-down, then click on the button. The price includes a £1 admin fee.

If you don’t have a PayPal account, there is an option to pay by credit card. Click the ‘Pay Now’ button and follow the instructions.

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The club’s code of conduct

When you become a club member, you agree to:

  1. Look after any dog under your care, abiding by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act, meaning you will house, feed, water and exercise the animal appropriately and arrange for veterinary care as and when required.
  2. Prevent your dog from roaming at large or causing a nuisance, keeping them on a lead or under effective control when away from home.
  3. Ensure your dog is microchipped and wearing a properly tagged collar.
  4. Clean up after your dog.
  5. Never ask a veterinary surgeon to perform an operation which alters the animal’s natural conformation.
  6. Not get involved in any breeding that could in any way be harmful to the dog or the breed.
  7. Place all healthy puppies in suitable homes – even if the pups don’t conform to the breed standard.
  8. Never engage in illegal, immoral, or irresponsible dog/puppy trade.
  9. If your circumstances have changed and you need to rehome, PLEASE contact your breeder in the first instance and/or the club’s puppy/rehoming co-ordinator.
  10. Provide all relevant documents, written details of all dietary requirements, and appropriate guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing a dog in a new home.

Breaching any of these codes may result in membership cancellation, and/or disciplinary action. We may also report you to the relevant authorities.