Dandie Dinmont Terrier

General Facts :

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a solid head that is covered with a unique silky topknot. The head is quite large but still proportioned with the rest of the body and it has a strong forehead, a black nose and a defined stop. The dog is longer than he is tall and it has short and muscular legs. The Dinmont’s teeth meet in a scissor bite and are quite large taking into consideration the size of the dog. The dog’s ears are 3 up to 4 inches long and are wide near the head, tapering almost to a point.

The dog has brilliant, lively hazel eyes that have a wise and gentle expression. The tail is 8 to 10 inches long and he usually carries it with an upward curve. The dog has a unique 2 inches long coat that is made out of soft and harsh hair, a crisp-textured kind of coat. The hair on the upper body is less softer than on the underside while the hair on the upper ears and the top of the head is even silkier and softer.

Origin :

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an old terrier breed from the border zone between Scotland and England. It was probably created by mixing the extinct Scotch Terrier ( not the Scottish Terrier ) with the Skye Terrier. The dog got its name from the character in the “Guy Mannering“ famous novel, wrote by Sir Walter Scott in the 19th century.

Dimensions :

Height : Between 8 and 11 inches ( approximately 20 to 28 centimeters )
Weight : Between 18 an 24 pounds ( approximately 8 to 11 kilos )

Additional Information :

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier comes in two colors: mustard and pepper. The mustard dogs are born dark brown and they lighten into varying shades of red when they reach adulthood. The pepper dogs have the exact same color as the salt & pepper Schnauzer. These dogs are affectionate and fun-loving and they make a great companion dog.

They aren’t difficult to train but allowance should be made as these dogs can be very stubborn and not so keen on obedience. This bree can live in an apartment but a small-sized yard is recommended as they need to exercise. They love sessions of play in safe open areas or parks. Their life expectancy is around 13 years.

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