Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Size
Small
Height
8 to 11 inches at the top of the shoulders
Weight
18 to 24 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Pepper or mustard
Energy
Medium
Activities
Hunting, Tracking, Earthdog Trials, Conformation

Developed on the border of England and Scotland in the 1700s to hunt otter and badger, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is best known today for his companionship. This breed is an excellent guard dog but may be aggressive with other dogs and animals. Gentle, affectionate and loyal, the Dandie is particularly good with children.Professional trimming or stripping is necessary to maintain the rough double coat.

Did you know?

Once popular with gypsies, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier also was a favorite of Queen Victoria. The breed is named for the character Dandie Dinmont in Sir Walter Scott’s 1814 novel, “Guy Mannering.” In the book, Dandie Dinmont had six terriers.

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