The brainchild of Sir Walter Scott
Original Name : Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Type : Lupoid
Other Names : Dandie
Male weight : 18-24 lbs
Female weight : 18-24 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Full of life, these hard-working terriers are independent, highly intelligent, determined, tenacious, sensitive, loving and dignified companion dogs. They deserve careful attention nowadays, because their numbers are quite low.
Solidly built head, big but proportionate to the size of the dog.
Long, strong and lithe.
Pepper or mustard.
Pendulous, set well back and well apart.
Rather short (8-10 inches), fairly thick at the root, becoming thicker still for around 4 inches, then tapering to the tip.
Double coat, with soft, linty undercoat and harder topcoat, not wiry but certainly rough to the touch.
Dandies belong to that family of Scottish dogs that used to hunt otters and badgers. Like Skye Terriers, Dandies are one of the few British terriers with an original look, low on their legs with a relatively long body.Dandie Dinmont Terriers were relatively late developers and the breed club was not formed until two years after the founding of the Kennel Club in Britain (1875), when breeders and judges from the border areas with England met to get the breed recognized.Their distinctive head has a good covering of soft hair and big full eyes that exude intelligence and wisdom. Their long, low bodies – reminiscent of a weasel – are solidly built, with short and stocky legs. Their coat is weather resistant.
Did you know ?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are unique in that they are the only dogs to be named after a fictional character. Dandie Dinmont was a farmer with a pack of such dogs in Sir Walter Scott’s novel Guy Mannering, which is set in the borderlands between Scotland and England. Scott also provided the names of the colors pepper and mustard.