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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog Breed Information

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Breed: Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Country of Origin: Scotland
Color: Pepper or mustard
Life Expectancy: 11-14 years
Height: 20-28 cm
Weight: 8.2-11 kg (Adult)
Litter Size: 2-6 puppies
Hypoallergenic: No
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is good for apartment life. They are fairly active indoors and a small yard will do as long as you take them for daily walks.

Likes to chase, be careful when taking them off the leash. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a low to the ground, longer than he is tall, little dog. The large head has a topknot that is in proportion to the body.

The skull is broad between the ears, gradually tapering to the eyes. The muzzle is deep, with a well-defined stop. The large teeth meet in a scissors bite. The moderately large nose and the lips are dark in color.

The large, round, wide-set eyes come in dark hazel with dark eye rims. The 3 to 4 inch (7-10 cm) ears are pendant, set low and wide, hanging close to the cheeks. The legs are short with the back legs being a little longer than the front legs.

The "scimitar" tail looks like a curved sword and is about 8 to 10 inches (20-25 cm) long, thicker for about 4 inches then tapering to a point.  Dewclaws may be removed when puppies are three or four days old.

The coat is about 2 inches (5 cm) long, with a mix of soft and hard hairs. Hair on the underside is softer in texture and the head is covered with an even softer, silky topknot.

Temperament: Lively, Fun-loving, Companionable, Determined, Affectionate, Independent

Health Problems: Generally a healthy breed. Some are prone to glaucoma and epilepsy. Hypothyroidism can occur when the dog is older. Do not overfeed, as an overweight dog can have back problems.

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