Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Small
  • Ease of Training:Low/Medium
  • Grooming:Medium/High
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Daily Walk
  • Energy Level:Medium
  • Protection:Medium as a watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes, when raised with them, and with older, considerate children
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:18-24 lbs
  • Height:8-11 inches
  • Coat Colour:pepper (all shades of gray and silver) or mustard (all shades of brown and fawn). Dandie Dinmont puppies are much darker than adults.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Coat

Crisp coat containing both soft and coarse hair. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a longhaired breed that requires quite a bit of coat maintenance to keep hair free from tangles. Hard, crisp hair should be not wiry; hair on head should be soft and silky.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Character

As are most terriers, the Dandie Dinmont is independent. This breed does tend to shy away from strangers, but given the proper socialization, will thrive in new environments. This lively and beautiful little Terrier makes a wonderful companion and will bring a lot of joy.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Temperament

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier does best in a home with older children, but given the situation can make a great family pet. It is recommended that this breed not be placed with non-canine pets, however if raised from puppyhood, there should be no problems. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an entertaining and intelligent breed that loves to play, and obey his owner.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Care

Regular brushing is necessary for this longhaired breed. This breed sheds little to no hair, however can shed lightly. Requires professional grooming if owner is not trained to do so themselves. Dead hair should be plucked. Bathe when necessary.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Activity

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is good for apartment life. Indoor activities should be sufficient for this small, yet sturdy breed. A small yard is recommended, but not required. Regular exercise would be best.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Health and Life Expectancy

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a life expectancy of around 12-15 years. A number of health problems and disorder are linked to this breed, and this includes spinal problems, luxating patella, thyroid problems, glaucoma, epilepsy, and elbow problems. The parents of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.