If you haven't noticed by now all of our dogs have names from Disney movies, and Merida is the heroine from the movie Brave.  Our Merida is perhaps our preferred dam because she is our smallest female and seems to produce smaller dogs. Her legs and body are generally short and she weighs a mere 14.5 pounds. Her disposition is friendly and very sweet and playful. Nothing seems to bother Merida. She is also extremely intelligent.