The Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a smallish dog of Scottish origin. It possesses distinctive features such as long, curved body, short legs and the topknot of hair on its head. Discover more about our Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppies for sale below!

The Dandie dinmont terrier is the oldest known breed of terrier dogs. It supposedly originated from a border country that lies between Scotland and England. The earliest known record of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier dates as far back as the 1700s. 

The name Dandie Dinmont Terrier originates from a fictional character_ “Dandie Dinmont” in an 1815 novel named “Guy Mannering” which was written by Sir Walter Scott. Dandie dinmont had a pack of ten and grey terrier dogs. 

Soon, people became interested in owning a Dandie dinmont’s terrier. It wasn’t long before the apostrophe was dropped and it was simply called a Dandie dinmont terrier dog.

The Dandie dinmont terrier is naturally an affectionate and fun-loving dog. It has all the tendencies to be a great companion and because of its friendliness, it is usually a nice option for older children. 

A typical Dandie dinmont terrier will greet each of your guests and would still come to sit with you the moment it’s done. However, the Dandie dinmont terrier is also an independent and tough dog, the most docile of the terrier breed, which makes it a good option for a person who wants a guard dog. 

The Dandie dinmont terrier is usually not an attention seeker and so, it is considered to be a dog that is not so demanding. It would roam around the house, following its owner anywhere it goes but also does that in the most peaceful way ever.

The Dandie dinmont terrier is very social but also tough and independent. This makes it possible for it to thrive in basically any environment. 

It works well as a family pet or even as a personal pet for a person living alone. This is because even though it’s really friendly, the Dandie dinmont isn’t so much of an attention seeker which makes it easy to care for.

Exercising the Dandie dinmont terrier is just about the same routine as other dog breeds. Its owner should be able to take it for runs, walks and if possible for jogging. 

The Dandie Dinmont terrier would always be excited to play games like tug of war and fetch. Getting it toys it can play with is also a great way to help the Dandie dinmont terrier exercise.

 The coat of the Dandie terrier is should be trimmed occasionally. However, brushing it daily is also important. Also, stripping dead furs has to be done at least twice in a year. The Dandie has to be bathed at least once every three months. But for people who would prefer to bathe it more often, a Dandie dinmont can be bathed once every month. 

When a dog is being washed too much, it makes it lose the oils on its skin and this may result in dandruff. The nails of the Dandie dinmont terrier has to be trimmed regularly to prevent it from cracking and overgrowth. It’s very important to take extra care when cleaning the area around its eyes. 

Also, the ears of the Dandie should be well taken care of. Regular cleaning should be done to ensure that the wax in its ears is removed. The teeth of the Dandie dinmont terrier should be brushed regularly too.

Our Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dandies are very good with children. This is because they are fun-loving dogs. However, it’s more advisable to get a Dandie for older children. That way, when the Dandie dies in 10-15 years after they are born, the child won’t have to deal with depression.

All dogs shed but dandies face very little shedding. They do not litter the floor with their furs either. However, its furs have to be trimmed by a vet at least twice in a year.

It’s typically nothing to worry about. The reason for its short legs is nothing but genetic.

Spaying should be done when the dog is anywhere between 8-12 weeks old. 

A Dandie should be washed at least once every three months and at most, it should be washed once every month. 

Homemade dog food works best for Dandie dinmont terrier. However, getting a recommended meal from your vet is also a good option.

The only health issue dominant in Dandie dinmont terriers is back pain. This is because of the slight curve of its back.

The life expectancy of the Dandie dinmont terrier is 10-15 years.

Yes. Dandie dinmonts are fun-loving dogs and so getting them toys is not a bad idea.

They are not hypoallergenic. But it’s also advisable to keep them away from a person who is prone to having an allergy from dogs.

A Dandie is a fun-loving and independent dog. Having one as a family pet is a great idea because of their friendly and loyal nature.

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