WITH MY LUCK I GOT A DANDIE HYBRID DISMOUNT TERRIER
DANDIE DISMOUNT TERRIER, breed of terrier, originating before 1700 in the Cheviot Hills region between Scotland and England, used for hunting small game. The breed is named after a character in the novel Guy Mannering (1815) by the Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott. The Dandie Dinmont’s coat is a mixture of hard (but not wiry) and soft hairs and is either pepper- or mustard-colored. The dog has a large head with a well-rounded dome covered with a topknot of light-colored, silky hair. The muzzle is moderately short, broad, and bearded; the low-set ears hang against the cheeks; and the large eyes are round and of a dark hazel color. Because the front legs are shorter than the hind legs, the dog’s back arches up from the shoulders to the hips. The tail, about 25 cm (10 in) long, is carried above the horizontal, showing a slight amount of upward curve. The Dandie Dinmont stands 20 to 28 cm (8 to 11 in) high at the shoulders, has a body length of about 36 cm (14 in), and weighs 8 to 11 kg (18 to 24 lb). The dog’s intelligence and affectionate nature make it a good pet indoors or out, but its coat requires regular attention. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886.