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Dandie Dinmont

A jovial, true-hearted store-farmer, in Sir Walter Scott's Guy Mannering. Also a hardy hairy short-legged terrier.

“From this dog descended Davidson of Hyndlee's breed, the original Dandie-Dinmont.” T. Brown: Our Dogs, p.104.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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