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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Origin Scotland
GroupHunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier have? The breed also known as...
Dandie, Hindlee Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
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?
$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 dog 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 is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier's size? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier weigh?
18-24 pounds (8-11 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
21 pounds (9.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier?
8-11 inches (20-28 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
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?
HardSoft
Colors
What color is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier's coat? What color is a proper this fido 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 Terriers shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
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 Terriers could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Dandie Dinmont Terrier have?
AffectionateDeterminedIndependentIntelligentCompanionableFunLovingLively
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier?
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 Terriers 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 dog breed is this dog?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
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 a 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 need this dog?
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 Terriers bark a lot? Why does my dog 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
Are Dandie Dinmont Terriers good watchdogs?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
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
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? 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? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an 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? This dog wanderlust potential:
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?
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 leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Dandie Dinmont Terriers good apartment dogs? 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 adaptive and easy to handle?
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.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Dandie Dinmont Terriers kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young 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 Terriers get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Dandie Dinmont Terriers get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with 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.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Dandie Dinmont Terriers 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 Terriers live? What is this dog average life span?
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? How high is the energy level of this fido?
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 Terriers 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? The 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 cold and hot weather?
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
Do they drool? How much does it 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 pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
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? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Dandie Dinmont Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies

Advantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Dandie Dinmont Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Dandie Dinmont Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier rarely barks.
  • Apartment Friendly: Dandie Dinmont Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Adaptability: Dandie Dinmont Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Territorial: Dandie Dinmont Terriers strongly protect their territory.

Disadvantages

  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.

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