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Dandie Dinmont terrier

Dandie Dinmont terrier (dăn´dē dĬn´mŏnt), breed of hardy, long-bodied terrier developed in England and Scotland and first recorded as a distinct type in the very early 18th cent. It stands from 8 to 11 in. (20.3–27.9 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 18 to 24 lb (8.1–10.9 kg). The double coat consists of a mixture of soft and harsh hair about 2 in. (5.1 cm) long that gives it a crisp but not wiry texture and appearance. Its color may be pepper or mustard. Like most of the other terriers from England's northern Border districts, the Dandie Dinmont was bred to go to ground (i.e., go into an animal's den or underground shelter) in the hunting of such game as otters, badgers, and foxes. Today it is raised principally as a pet. See dog.

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Dandie Dinmont

Dandie Dinmont terrier from the Scottish border. XIX. Name of a character in Walter Scott's ‘Guy Mannering’ (ch. xxii ‘Dandy Dinmont's Pepper and Mustard Terriers’).

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