Dandie Dinmont Terrier and Dandie Dinmont Terrier pictures
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.