THE DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER CLUB OF AMERICA

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and propagation of Dandie Dinmont Terriers.

This website provides you with information about the Dandie Dinmont breed including history, breeding, puppies, and training. In addition, you will find information about the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America, National Dandie Dinmont Specialty Competitions, Junior Handling, cutting edge Dandie research, Pedigrees, assistance with interpreting The Breed Standard, Judges Education, DDTCA club news and much more.

MORE ABOUT THE BREED
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Independent, proud, smart; affectionate at home, bold and tenacious in the field.

Originally bred to go to ground, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a long, low-stationed working terrier with a curved outline. The distinctive head with silken topknot is large but in proportion to the size of the dog. The dark eyes are large and round with a soft, wise expression. The sturdy, flexible body and scimitar shaped tail are covered with a rather crisp double coat, either mustard or pepper in color.

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DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is characterized by his long, low body and "scimitar" tail, which looks like a curved sword, as well as his large soulful eyes and fluffy head of hair. Though small in stature, the Dandie has the character of a big dog, possessing confidence, intelligence and an independent nature. The breed's allowable coat colors are described as "pepper" and "mustard."


Personality: Independent, proud, smart; affectionate at home, bold and tenacious in the field
Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Not a frantic terrier, Dandies are fine with a couple of good walks a day and some vigorous play
Good with Children: Better with Supervision
Good with other Dogs: Not Recommended
Shedding: Infrequent
Grooming: Weekly
Trainability: Responds Well
Height: 8-11 inches
Weight: 18-24 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Barking Level: Barks When Necessary


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