Non-sporting Breeds

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 8-11 in (20-27.5cm)
Weight: 18-24 lb (8-11 kg)
Coat: Soft, linty undercoat and harder top coat, not wiry and feeling crisp to the hand
Color: Pepper (from bluish black to pale silvery gray) or mustard (from reddish brown to pale fawn)

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is generally believed to be a relative of the Skye Terrier and was originally bred to hunt badgers and foxes. The novelist Sir Walter Scott included a character called Dandie Dinmont, a farmer with a pack of little terriers, in his novel Guy Mannering (1814). Thereafter, the dogs became known as Dandie Dinmont's Terriers, and, in time, as Dandie Dinmonts. Now kept mainly as a pet, the Dandie Dinmont makes a most affectionate, playful, and intelligent companion, and is in its element as the family's sole pet. It will be happy with as much exercise as its owner is able to provide. This breed is fairly simple to groom, the use of a stiff brush and comb, and the removal of surplus hair, being all that is necessary.
 
 
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