Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Terrier Group

Dandie Dinmont Terrier - General Information

Weight: 18-24 lbs

Height: 8-11 inches

Color(s): pepper (all shades of gray and silver) or mustard (all shades of brown and fawn). Dandie Dinmont puppies are much darker than adults.

Character: As are most terriers, the Dandie Dinmont is independent. This breed does tend to shy away from strangers, but given the proper socialization, will thrive in new environments. This lively and beautiful little Terrier makes a wonderful companion and will bring a lot of joy.

Temperament: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier does best in a home with older children, but given the situation can make a great family pet. It is recommended that this breed not be placed with non-canine pets, however if raised from puppyhood, there should be no problems. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an entertaining and intelligent breed that loves to play, and obey his owner.

Care: Regular brushing is necessary for this longhaired breed. This breed sheds little to no hair, however can shed lightly. Requires professional grooming if owner is not trained to do so themselves. Dead hair should be plucked. Bathe when necessary.

Training: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier requires a firm yet gentle hand, as they can be stubborn at times. However, training is relatively simple with this intelligent breed. Does not do well with obedience training. Short attention span.

Activity: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is good for apartment life. Indoor activities should be sufficient for this small, yet sturdy breed. A small yard is recommended, but not required. Regular exercise would be best.