Definition of Dandie Dinmont in English:

Dandie Dinmont

Line breaks: Dan¦die Din|mont
Pronunciation: /ˌdandɪ ˈdɪnmənt


  • A terrier of a breed from the Scottish Borders, with short legs, a long body, and a rough coat.
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    • Although a very healthy breed, the Dandie Dinmont sometimes suffers from invertebral disk disease and glaucoma.
    • Nearly all Dandie Dinmonts have some white on the chest, and some have also white claws.
    • The Dandie Dinmont was used to kill pests in farms, a skill that they possess until today.


early 19th century: named after a character in Sir Walter Scott's Guy Mannering who owned a special breed of terriers.

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