Dandie Dinmont terrier

Dandie Dinmont terrier [dan′dē din′mänt΄, din′mənt]
n.
after Dandie (Andrew) Dinmont, character in Scott's Guy Mannering
any of a breed of small terrier with short legs, drooping ears, and a generally rough coat with a mass of silky hair on top of the head

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Breed of terrier developed in the border country of England and Scotland.

First noted as a distinct breed с 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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▪ breed of dog
 breed of terrier (dog) developed in the border country of England and Scotland. First noted as a distinct breed about 1700, it was later named after a character created by Sir Walter Scott in his novel Guy Mannering (1815). Unlike other terriers, the Dandie Dinmont has a softly curved, rather than angular, body. It has large eyes, a long 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 (silver-gray to blue-black) or mustard (light fawn to reddish brown) in colour. The Dandie Dinmont stands 8 to 11 inches (20 to 28 cm) and weighs 18 to 24 pounds (8 to 11 kg).

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