Dandie Dinmont Terrier

  • Size

  • Height

    8 to 11 inches at the top of the shoulders
  • Weight

    18 to 24 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Pepper or mustard
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Hunting, Tracking, Earthdog Trials, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor


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.

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