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Dandie Dinmont Terrier


Dandie Dinmont Terrier profile

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Lifespan: 11-13 Years

Avg height: 20-28cm

Avg weight: 8-11kg

Coat type: Rough coat over body, formed by a combination of hard and soft hairs, but also have a typical soft silky topknot.

Coat colours: "Pepper" (black to pale grey), "Mustard" (red to fawn).

Originally bred for: Hunting badgers and otters.

Breed traits: Affectionate, game, lively, playful, determined.


A little about the Dandie Dinmont Terrier


The Dandie Dinmont Terrier originated from a border country between England and Scotland. Despite its typical 'top-knot' of soft silky hair, it is a tough terrier who is intelligent, independent and loves to hunt. Due to this it still needs daily exercise, but if this is provided can be a good and faithful companion. 



Occasionally the Dandie Dinmont Terrier will suffer Intervertebral Disc Disease and Glaucoma, but they are otherwise a hardy breed. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.