Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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The Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed is famous for hunting otters and badgers, named after a character in a Sir Walter Scott novel. Dandie Dinmont Terriers originated on the English/Scottish border from a mix of tough, hardy local terriers.

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a long, low-set frame covered in a 2-inch coat that is a unique mixture of harsh and soft hair. Its large, broad head has hanging ears, a dark nose and a deep muzzle. Its eyes are large, round and dark with a lively expression. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a strong neck and a thick tail that it carries just above the horizontal point.

Dandie Dinmont Terriers can live as long as 16 years.

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