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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Puppies
Description: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an enigmatic fellow who requires a special owner, as they are loving and stubborn at the same time. Dandie Dinmont Terriers are playful and intelligent companions who, deep down inside, have a true terrier spirit. When aroused, the Dandie can be a veritable demon who will tackle a fox or other small vermin. The peaceful personality denies his inner ratting instinct in his outward appearance. A Dandie Dinmont Terrier thrives on human companionship and should not be left alone. They are friendly, easygoing house dogs. They do not instigate fights, but are unafraid of them. They can be used as guard dogs, despite their size, they are willing to fight off unwelcome guests. For a terrier, this breed is quite docile, and does not retain the mentality that all things caught should be killed. They are extremely loyal, affectionate pets. Dandie Dinmonts enjoy a lot of exercise, and are content with just playing. Some are aggressive towards strange dogs, and they also like to dig, as most terriers do. They can be independent and reserved with strangers, but affable and dignified with family.
Other Names: Dandie Dinmont's Terrier
8 - 11 inches.
(from bluish black to pale silvery gray) or mustard (from reddish brown to pale
Dinmont Terriers are independent, lively, and affectionate towards their owners.
They are friendly, but not always obedient. They can be independent, and are
happiest when busy. They have quite a docile and peaceful attitude for terriers.
They are bold, unafraid, but not instigating in fights. They remain dignified,
even in play. They are very loyal, and can be used as a guard dog. Dandie Dinmont
Terriers are playful, intelligent and happy with any attention it recieves.
Watch-dog: Medium. They
announce visitors, but do not always become aggressive.
Care and Training:
Regular grooming of the Dandie Dinmont Terriers coat should be done with a pin
brush. Loose hair if left will soon mat. Long hours of regular exercise will
keep the Dandie Dinmont Terrier healthy and well adjusted. Special attention
should be paid to the soft topknot on the head. They have a tendency to dig
and crawl under fences and training should begin at a young age to discourage
this type of behavior. Training of puppies should be sympathetic, never harsh,
as they are a sensitive breed. A play session or walk every day is good exercise
for this breed.
Activity: Medium - High.
They are happiest when they are busy.
Health Issues: Intervertebral disc disease and glaucoma. Other health concerns include lens luxation.
Life Span: 11 -14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
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