Dandie Dinmont Terrier
A Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a small sized Scottish dog. This dog was first bred to hunt otters and badgers and now has found it's place as a good family dog. Very small in size with a long body and small legs, Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a recognizable look. Characteristics of this dog makes it a good pet for both country and city homes.
History of Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Although this dog has a long history, Dandie Dinmont Terrier didn't always have the given name. His roots goes back to 1700 as a terrier dog that was used for hunting purposes at the land between Scotland and England - Cheviot Hills.
One of the admirer of this dog, sir Walter Scott, wrote a novel called "Guy Mannering" in which he made a character Dandie Dinmont, a guy who kept few of this terriers, thanks to whom this dog got a name later on. At 19th century, this dog caught eye of the royal class and became part of the royal entourage.
Temperament of Dandie Dinmont Terrier
These dogs are considered to be very intelligent and great for hunting area as well as for being a family members. Great with children but without very high dose of energy as some other smaller breeds have. Dandie Dinmont Terriers are very similar to other terriers with their independent and courageous behavior. They don't really like to be alone but they are still not considered to be very sensitive dogs. Positive training that starts while the dog is still a puppy is considered to be very successful at the field of dog training.
Lifespan of Dandie Dinmont Terrier
This dog is considered to be one of the rare dog breeds that are almost disease free. Danide dinmont terrier is not tough to maintain - regular checks of the ears and signs of infections as well as regular teeth brushing and the dog should be alright. Combining these mentioned checkups with regular veterinarian visits and dog should life a long and healthy life.
Coat of Dandie Dinmont Terrier
With a small, but long body covered in silky hair, Dandie Dinmont Terrier does not shed. However, this type of dog still needs it's coat to be maintained. It can come in two different colors - pepper that is silver grey or black with a hint of blue as well as in mustard color that is reddsih brown. Dandie Dinmont Terrier needs a regular brushing and a treatment for getting rid of the dead hair at least few times a year.
This dog is considered to be a great family dog that don't get sick very often, but still needs a good care and maintenance. If you are thinking about getting dog of this kind, make sure to get all of the information that are important to you in order to keep both sides happy throughout the life.
|Breed Group:||Terrier (AKC:1886)(UKC)|
|Life span:||12-14 years|
|Height:||8-11 inches (20-28 cm)|
|Weight:||18-24 pounds (8-11 kg)|
|Litter Size:||3-6 puppies|
|Puppy Price:||Average $1400 - $1600 USD|