Dandie Dinmont terrier


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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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The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is so rare that it is officially recognised by The Kennel Club as being a Vulnerable Native Breed, and the January 29 seminar will address its survival.
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.
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.
A campaign has now been started by the British and Irish Dog Breeds Preservation Trust, which is also highlighting the plight of the Skye terrier, curly-coated retriever and Dandie Dinmont terrier.
Enthusiasts for the Dandie Dinmont terrier from across the UK gathered at Baginton village hall to try to work out how to avoid the breed's extinction.