It was in the book...
Posted by Helen on January 16, 1998 at 07:45:16:
In response to Me, I do, I find it interesting, written by Amy on January 16, 1998 at 00:19:23
... pretty much exactly as you quote it... and it illustrates Dorothea's character in a kind of a teasing way - one of my favourite little parts of that novel. Well remembered! Don't you think it's an Austenish kind of moment?
Re. the specific breeds: don't you think that this is just another example of the English as dog-lovers: no true English person would just mention a dog, unspecified, because it really matters what kind of a dog it is... Also, the breeds are an excellent indication of character, eg. Lady Bertram and the obnoxious pug.
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