Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier can sometimes be a little stubborn but are very loyal and affectionate towards their owners but reserved with strangers.

These small dogs need a lot of socialisation when young and are easily excited. The Dinmont loves to play and only requires a small amount of exercise.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Facts

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      1 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    4 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         zero star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 20-28 cm (8-11 in)

Weight: 8-11 kg (18-24 lb)

Coat: Has a hard topcoat with a soft linty undercoat

Colour: Pepper or mustard

Lifespan: 15-16 years

Special Characteristics

These dogs get aroused quite easily and are courageous, tenacious, stubborn, independent, sensitive, affectionate, calm and easy-going at times.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs love to play and will burn off most of their energy running around at home. One good walk each day will keep this dog satisfied. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is classed as having low exercise requirements.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: They are forever loyal, warm and friendly towards their owners.

Children: Normally good around children, even more so if raised with them.

Other Pets: These dogs have a high prey drive and chase instincts. They will chase small animals and have been known to injure cats if not raised with them.

Strangers: Will be reserved and restrained around strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: They are friendly towards unknown dogs if they have been well socialised.

What to Watch Out For

These dogs need a rather determined owner because they can be very strong-willed. Can be problematic with strangers and small pets in the house.

Health Risks

Things to take note of include; glaucoma, cushings, thyroid, painful spinal problems down to its rather long back.

Ideal Owner

This dog is going to need an experienced dog handler that is strong-willed. An affectionate owner will get on best with this breed who is willing to provide plenty of play.

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