Dandie Dinmont terrier

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Dan·​die Din·​mont terrier | \ ˈdan-dē-ˈdin-ˌmänt- How to pronounce Dandie Dinmont terrier (audio) \

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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First Known Use of Dandie Dinmont terrier

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dandie Dinmont terrier

Dandie Dinmont, character owning six such dogs in the novel Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott

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“Dandie Dinmont terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dandie%20Dinmont%20terrier. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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