Saturday, August 8, 2015

What's In A Name: Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont gets its name from a character in Sir Walter Scott's novel Guy Mannering. The character "Dandie Dinmont" is thought to be based on James Davidson, who is credited as being the "father" of the modern breed. Davidson's dogs descended from earlier terrier owning families.

The Dandie Dinmont has a very long body, short legs, and a distinctive "top-knot" of hair on the head.

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