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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Dandie Dinmont Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginScotland
Other Names
What other names does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Dandie, Hindlee Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Dandie Dinmont Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Is Dandie Dinmont Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubUnited Kennel ClubClub Espanol De Terriers
Price
How much does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Dandie Dinmont Terrier price:
$1400-$1600
If you choose to purchase the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Dandie Dinmont Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Dandie Dinmont Terrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Dandie Dinmont Terrier size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier weigh? Dandie Dinmont Terrier weight:
18-24 pounds (8-11 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier? Dandie Dinmont Terrier average weight:
21 pounds (9.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier? Dandie Dinmont Terrier height:
8-11 inches (20-28 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Dandie Dinmont Terrier average height:
9.5 inches (24 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
SoftHard
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Dandie Dinmont Terrier's coat?
GrayWhiteSilverYellow
Grooming
How to groom the Dandie Dinmont Terrier and how often?
Average: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Dandie Dinmont Terrier, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Dandie? Dandie Dinmont Terrier shedding level:
Dandie Dinmont Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateDeterminedIndependentIntelligentCompanionableFunnyLovingLively
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Dandie Dinmont Terrier obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Dandie Dinmont Terrier sensitivity:
Dandie Dinmont Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Dandie need? Dandie Dinmont Terrier social needs:
Dandie Dinmont Terriers need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Hindlee Terrier bark?
Low to Average: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Dandie Dinmont Terrier good as a watchdog?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Dandie Dinmont Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Dandie? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Dandie Dinmont Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier do?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Dandie Dinmont Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Dandie Dinmont Terrier roam?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Dandie Dinmont Terrier have high prey drive?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Dandie Dinmont Terriers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Dandie Dinmont Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Dandie Dinmont Terrier and children:
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Dandie Dinmont Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Dandie Dinmont Terriers good office dogs? Do Dandie Dinmont Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Dandie Dinmont Terriers be office dogs?
No
Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Dandie temperament with senior people? Are Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Dandie Dinmont Terrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Dandie Dinmont Terrier be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Dandie Dinmont Terrier be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Dandie Dinmont Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Dandie Dinmont Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Dandie Dinmont Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs have health problems?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Dandie Dinmont Terrier be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Dandie Dinmont Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier have?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs require per day?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Dandie Dinmont Terrier risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Dandie Dinmont Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Dandie Dinmont Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier drool?
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Dandie Dinmont Terrier pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Dandie Dinmont Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Dandie Dinmont Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Dandie Dinmont Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Pros
  • Hypoallergenic: Dandie Dinmont Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Dandie Dinmont Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Shedding Level: Dandie Dinmont Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Dandie Dinmont Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Dandie Dinmont Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Dandie Dinmont Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Dandie Dinmont Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Dandie Dinmont Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Health Issues: Dandie Dinmont Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Office Friendly: Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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