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Dandie Dinmont terrier

(dăn`dē dĭn`mŏnt), breed of hardy, long-bodied terrierterrier,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs originally bred to start small game and vermin from their burrows or, in the case of several breeds in this group, to go to earth and kill their prey. Today these dogs are raised chiefly as pets.
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 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 dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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IT WAS a case of the more the terrier yesterday as a pack of 50 Dandie Dinmonts returned to their roots with a visit to Sir Walter Scott's home.
It is said that every living Dandie Dinmont can now be traced to Selkirk's Haining House, a pet called Old Ginger and a poacher's dog caught in a trap.
Curly-haired Paul is a dead ringer for his canine companion Crosby, who is a Dandie Dinmont Terrier - one of the UK's rarest dogs with just 80 born each year.
Mrs Quinn and the former Home Secretary drove together to an animal rescue centre to drop off Laszlo, a rare Dandie Dinmont terrier.
The bottom 10 are the plott coonhound, Dandie Dinmont terrier, Sealyham terrier, German pinscher, Canaan, komondor, American foxhound, harrier, otterhound and, in last place, the English foxhound.
Caledonian Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club Open Show, Moffat Town Hall.
Terriers breeds (291): Airedale Terriers 9, American Staffordshire Terriers 6, Australian Terriers 10, Bedlington Terriers 12, Border Terriers 13, Bull Terriers (Colored) 4, Bull Terriers (White) 3, Cairn Terriers 13, Cesky Terriers 9, Dandie Dinmont Terriers 2, Fox Terriers (Smooth) 16, Fox Terriers (Wire) 8, Glen of Imaal Terriers 3, Irish Terriers 7, Kerry Blue Terriers 12, Lakeland Terriers 8, Manchester Terriers (Standard) 9, Miniature Bull Terriers 8, Miniature Schnauzers 18, Norfolk Terriers 9, Norwich Terriers 19, Parson Russell Terriers 11, Russell Terriers 15, Scottish Terriers 12, Sealyham Terriers 5, Skye Terriers 7, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 15, Staffordshire Bull Terriers 7, Welsh Terriers 5, West Highland White Terriers 16.
One of the Scottish artist's typically sentimental compositions (right), it showed a Dandie Dinmont and a Parson Russell Terrier waiting for their supper.
Otterhounds, bloodhounds and Dandie Dinmont Terriers also feature in the top ten pup parade of the most vulnerable dog.
The six-year-old Dandie Dinmont terrier was named best in breed and is now favourite to win the overall crown at the Westminster Dog Show held in New York.