Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont terrier is the only breed of dog named for a fictional character. In 1814, Sir Walter Scott published a novel titled “Guy Mannering.” In the book, a farmer named Dandie Dinmont kept six terriers of a type long known in the border country between England and Scotland. From that point forward, this breed has been known as Dandie Dinmont’s terrier – now with the apostrophe and “s” dropped. The Dandie is a true terrier made up of all curves instead of the straight lines of most other terriers. He combines an affectionate and dignified nature with tenacity and boldness.

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