Dickensian characters pulled out kid's tooth (6)
I believe the answer is:
'tooth' is the definition.
(I know that canine is a type of tooth)
I don't understand the remainder of the clue.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for canine that I've seen before include "Pointed conical tooth" , "Doggy; tooth" , "Boxer" , "Fang" , "Tooth; dog" .)