Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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Dog Ratings

5 Stars = Most Ideal; 1 Star = Least Ideal
Affectionate
Affectionate
Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic
Playful
Playful
Watchdog
Watchdog
Shedding
Shedding
Popularity
Popularity
Intelligence
Intelligence
Healthiness
Healthiness
Children
Children
New People
New People
Training
Training
Other Dogs
Other Dogs
Energy
Energy
Cats
Cats
Grooming
Grooming

Dog Information

Body Size:
Small
Coat Type:
Medium
Price:
$550 - $2000
Lifespan:
12 yrs - 15 yrs
Weight:
18 lbs - 24 lbs
Height:
8 " - 11 "
Breed Group:
Terrier

Overview

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a affectionate, happy, lively, brave, bold, intelligent, and calm small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. If you want to know more about the dog you are looking into, it is best to start with their descendants, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier descends from Skye Terrier, Scotch Terrier, and Otterhounds. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a great choice of small dog for your home as they will be around for 12 to 15 years! According the the American Kennel Club, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is part of the Terrier breed group, which allows you to find other dogs that are similar to them. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier may be just the small dog that you are looking for, it has a high ranking in popularity, which is a great sign. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier may be the perfect dog for your lifestyle, continue reading to learn more and help you decide if this is the small dog for you!

Body Characteristics

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a Small size small dog with a build described as low to the ground, body is longer than it is tall, and with a large head and deep muzzle, making it the perfect dog for your home. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier can be as short as 8in or up to as big as 11in, making it the perfect size! The Dandie Dinmont Terrier can weigh between 18lbs to 24lbs making it an excellent choice for those who are looking for a Small small dog! The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a Medium coat that can often be described as about 2 inches long with soft and hard hair, making them perfect for being inside or outside pets. If you are looking into choosing the Dandie Dinmont Terrier to join your family, you may find it with a coat in the colors of pepper (dark bluish black to a light silvery gray) or mustard (reddish brown to a pale fawn).

Temperament

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is average when it comes to intelligence, it may learn tricks very fast or it may take some extra time. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is average when it comes to training, meaning that it can be trained, but maybe not to the extent that you would like. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an extremely playful dog, but is also calm at times and may deny your request to play if it is not in the mood. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is average when it comes to energy, it may want to play for 12 hours a day and sleep 12 hours a day. If you want a dog that will follow you everywhere you go and show you how much they love you, then the Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog is for you. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier may not want to be around children all the time, but it may be able to tolerate them on occasion. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is average when it comes to meeting new people, it is best to expect them to take time to warm up to the new people in their lives. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a good watch dog, however on occasion it may lose interest in trying to to warn you of anything suspicious. It may take a lot of time and maybe a few dog fights, but with time the Dandie Dinmont Terrier can become accustomed to other dogs. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier may grow to be best friends with cats, however, it will be very wary of them at first.

Maintanence

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier sheds less than many other dogs, it may shed in the summer when it gets hot, but it should not be an issue year round. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is hypoallergenic and is a great dog for those who have allergies but still want a pet. When it comes to grooming, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier requires a lot and it will take time and money to keep up wit this. When it comes to health, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is average and will normally have minimal issues that most dogs will face. Some of the health issues that you may be faced with when you welcome the Dandie Dinmont Terrier into your life include Glaucoma, Spinal Problems, and Epilepsy.

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