The Dandie Dinmont Terrier belongs to the Terriers in the FCI grouping.
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is classified under the Terrier group in the AKC grouping.
Is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier allowed as a pet in a Singapore HDB flat?
The border region between England and Scotland.
Hunter of mice, foxes, otters, and even badgers.
Behaviour and Temperament
Strong-minded, tenacious, “rough-and-tumble,” independent, affectionate, persistent.
Likes to dig. An escape artist.
What are some Physical Features of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier?
8 to 11 in (20 to 28 cm); 18 to 21 lb (8 to 9.5 kg). The hind legs are longer than the front legs. Colors are mustard (all shades of reddish brown), pepper (all shades of blue/gray). Puppies tend to be darker than adults.
Coat Type and Recommended Grooming
Rough coat with a silky topknot. High maintenance; brush three times a week with a pin brush. Does best with professional care and periodic stripping or plucking, especially for the show dog. Light shedding.
In the Community
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Intervertebral disk disease, elbow problems.
Moderate to high.
Can adapt to any living situation.
Bonds to one person. Fairly good with children, especially if socialized early. Some are shy or unfriendly with strangers. Aggressive with other pets.
Average; may try to dominate owner.
Earthdog trials, obedience.