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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Characteristics: The warmhearted and frisky Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a breed of small dog classified as a member of the Terrier Dog Group (AKC:1886). The Dandie Dinmont Terrier, is characterized by its distinctive appearance with its large head, covered with soft, silky hair and its soulful, appealing expression.

Other characteristics include large, round, wide set round eyes; small, pendulous ears that taper to a point, short legs, a long back and a fluid, straight gait. The temperament of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier can be described as Affectionate, Lively, Determined. The coat type of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is described as long, part soft, part coarse coat in gray, silver, white, yellow colors. 

Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier demonstrated the desired traits of a Hunting Dog and is known by its nick name the "Catcleugh Terrier". The origin of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog breed was in United Kingdom where it was developed in the 1700's.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Group and Dog Type - Terrier Dog Group (AKC:1886): The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Terrier Dog Group (AKC:1886).

Other names for the Dandie Dinmont Terrier: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is known by the nickname of the "Catcleugh Terrier". Other names for this breed of dog include the Pepper and Mustard Terrier. The references to 'Pepper' and 'Mustard' reflect the old fashioned names that were given to their coat colors.

Origin of the name: The name 'Dandie Dinmont' is taken from a fictional character in a novel by Sir Walter Scott. The origin of the word 'terrier' is derived from the Latin word 'terra' meaning "earth" as so many of the terrier breeds were originally bred and trained as hunting dogs to pursue their prey, especially badgers and otters into their burrows and bolt holes.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier History and Origin: The country of origin of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed was in United Kingdom during the 1700's. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier comes from the border lands between England and Scotland, where it was originally developed to hunt the badger and the otter.

One of the ancestors of the Dandie Dinmont is the Skye Terrier. John Dodd of Catcleugh, Northumberland, a dog breeder and one the 1857 founders of the Border Hunt, gave rise to the dog's nickname the 'Catcleugh Terrier'.  The dog's unusual name 'Dandie Dinmont' was taken from a character who owned a similar-looking dog in the successful novel 'Guy Mannering' by Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832). The Dandie Dinmont character was a rough but friendly farmer who owned a number of terriers.

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is decidedly both rough and friendly! One of the earliest descriptions of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier was in the book "House Dogs and Sporting Dogs", published in 1861 by John Meyrick, who described the breed as "a dog of great sagacity [wisdom] and beauty, and quite worthy of the estimation in which he is held". The Dandie Dinmont Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1886.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Modern History: The modern history of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier moved on and the breed that loves attention is now enjoyed as a lovable, mischievous family pet.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Height: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 8 - 11 inches (20 - 28 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Weight: The weight of this small sized dog, in a male dog is 18 - 24 pounds (8 - 11 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as a long, part soft, part coarse coat.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed include gray, silver, white, yellow colors.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Grooming - MODERATE Grooming Needs: The dog grooming needs of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not extensive and therefore categorized as Moderate in order to maintain a healthy coat, reducing the risk of skin infections. The modest grooming needs of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is considered to be mid-maintenance requiring weekly brushing and combing. Dog Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the teeth, eyes, nails and ears.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3-6 puppies. Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of the popular Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog breed is described as Warmhearted, Affectionate, Lively, Determined and Frisky.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of the Dandie Dinmont breed of dog is low. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes to one hour every day. This small dog has a fluid, straight gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your dog to keep up with your normal walking pace.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Diet: A fully grown Dandie Dinmont Terrier should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed include Shoulder and elbow Dysplasia, Intervertebral disc disease . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed is 12-14 years.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Male Dog Names: Male Dog names for the Dandie Dinmont Terrier are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Dandie Dinmont Terrier names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Gus *** Harry *** Nipper *** Peanut *** Bonbon *** Poco *** Jack *** Toby *** Festus *** Sparky.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Dandie Dinmont Terrier names are Princess *** Vicki *** Cupid *** Bunny *** Cutie *** Girlie *** Sweetie *** Foxy *** Tinks *** Rina *** Kissy.

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