Dandie-dinmont-terrier definition

dăndē dĭnmŏnt
A terrier of a small breed developed in the border area of England and Scotland, having a long body with short legs, drooping ears, and long, silky hair on top of the head.
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Any of a breed of small terrier with short legs, drooping ears, and a generally rough coat with a mass of silky hair on top of the head.
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Origin of dandie-dinmont-terrier

  • After Dandie Dinmont the owner of six such dogs in Guy Mannering, a novel by Sir Walter Scott

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition