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Breeds 101

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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Curiously named after a country gentleman Dandie Dinmont, a character in Sir Walter Scott’s novel, Guy Mannering 1814, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an interesting combination of unusual but dignified appearance and hunting prowess.

Breeds 101

Scottish Terrier

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The Scottish Terrier’s early history is confusing; The Scottie of today is probably a descendant of dogs from the Scottish Western Isles, which were selectively bred in Aberdeen in the mid-1800’s.

Breeds 101

Norwich Terrier

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Packs of small, red terriers, which evolved from Irish terriers, existed in the 1800’s; The Norwich Terrier may be derived from these dogs, or it may be descended from the extinct Trumpington Terrier.

Breeds 101

Australian Silky Terrier

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The Australian Silky Terrier was created during the early 1900’s, is probably the result of breeding the Australian Terrier with the Yorkshire Terrier; The breed was developed in Australia, although the ancestral types and breeds were from Great Britain.