Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

This dog likes to play and hunt. It is independent and reserved with strangers. Some dig.

Breed Overview

This otter and badger hunting Terrier originated from the border of Scotland and England in the 1700s. They were mainly owned by farmers and gypsies and were valuable otter, badger, and fox hunters. These loyal and affectionate companions are great watchdogs but are not very protective.  They are intelligent, independent, and are reserved towards strangers. They may have a tendency to be diggers and may not get on well with strange dogs. With plenty of socialization, this dog can do just fine at the dog park. To stay in shape, these Terriers should be taken on daily moderate walks. Seniors, active singles, and families with older children are excellent companions for these Terriers. Biweekly combing of their coat is necessary, as well as regular scissoring and shaping.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 8-11"
Weight: 18-24 lb
Lifespan: 11-13 years

Breed Traits

Companionate , Independent, Intelligent,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Dandie Dinmont Terrier:
Less Common Concerns for Dandie Dinmont Terrier:
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