Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Great Britain, 1600s
Named after a country gentlemen in Sir Walter Scott's novel "Guy Mannering" . This dog is probably originated for the border between England & Scotland

Companion, hunting

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 13 -14 years of age

Weight & Height
18 to 24 pounds & 8-11 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Glaucoma, lens luxation, disk disease

Physical Description
A curvacious terrier with no straight lines and a long back that is higher at the loins than at the shoulder. It has a large domed head, the muzzle is about 3/5 the length of the skull. The eyes are large, bright, deep and hazel in color. The dog is short with a deep chest and is heavy boned. The tail is natural and sickle shaped.

This breed tends to be loyal only to its master. They make a good family pet for both adults and chilren. Determined and dignified. This breed also makes a great guard dog


Living Conditions
This breed will do ok in an apartment if exercised sufficiently

Comb at least 3 times week

Long daily walks will keep this breed healthy & happy. Dandie Dinmonts love to dig and special precautions should be taken to ensure they do not escape under a fence

Coat Texture
Double coated that is about 2 inches long and made up of dense, harsh overcoat and a soft, woolly undercoat. Hair on the head is soft and silky

Coat Colors



3-6 Puppie are usually born per litter

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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Dandie Dinmont Breeders

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