Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed information

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The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is longer than he is tall. The solid head is covered with a distinctive silky topknot. The legs are short and muscular. The head is large, but still in good proportion to the body. The hair on the underside is softer than on the upper body, and the hair on the top of the head and upper ears is even softer and silkier. This breed comes in two colors, mustard or pepper. Mustard puppies are born dark brown and lighten into varying shades of red at adulthood. Pepper puppies are born black and tan, with a silvering gene. Adult pepper Dandies have the same coloring as the salt & pepper Schnauzer. The topknot and furnishings on pepper Dandies are silver and on mustard Dandies they are cream colored. They are loving and stubborn at the same time. These dogs are playful and intelligent companions. They thrives on human companionship and should not be left alone. The Dandie Dinmont is affectionate and fun-loving. This dog makes a great companion dog. This lively, plucky, determined and willful dog is independent and intelligent. They are reserved with strangers and protective of family and home. These little dogs are good with all well-behaved children and babies as long as they are raised with them from puppyhood. Some males can be aggressive with other male dogs in the household. It is best not to keep two intact male dogs together. He/she should not be trusted with non-canine pets. They will be okay with cats if raised with from puppyhood. This little dog has a big bark for its size. They are not difficult to train, but allowance must be made for the fact that they can be very stubborn and not keen on obedience.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Life expectancy: 12 -14 Years
Color: Pepper (from bluish black to pale silvery gray) or mustard (from reddish brown to pale fawn).
Eyes: large, round, set wide apart and low, dark hazel-colored
Coat type: Soft, linty undercoat and harder topcoat, not wiry and feeling crisp to the hand
Size: 8-11 inches; 18-24 pounds
Health issues: Intervertebral disc disease.
Living conditions:Apartment is ok, home with a backyard and lots of human companionship.

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