Dandie Dinmont terrier


Dan·die Din·mont terrier

noun \ˈdan-dē-ˈdin-ˌmänt-\

Definition of DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER

:  any of a breed of terriers characterized by short legs, a long body, pendulous ears, a rough coat, and a full silky topknot

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Origin of DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER

Dandie Dinmont, character owning six such dogs in the novel Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott
First Known Use: 1875

Dandie Dinmont terrier

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Breed of terrier developed in the border country of England and Scotland. First noted as a distinct breed c. 1700, it was later named after a character in Sir Walter Scott's Guy Mannering (1815). It has a long, softly curved body, short legs, and a large, domed head crowned by a silky topknot. Its crisp-textured coat, a combination of hard and soft hairs, may be pepper- or mustard-coloured. It stands 8–11 in. (20–28 cm) high and weighs 18–24 lb (8–11 kg).

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