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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, Guy Mannering. In the book there was a farmer named Dandie Dinmont who kept six Terriers of a type long known in the border country where England and Scotland meet. From that time to this, this breed has been known as Dandie Dinmont's Terrier - now with the apostrophe 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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