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“Top Knot” Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog as Companion Pet




Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog is the small size pretty dog. This small size dog is originated from Scotland. This Scottish bread dog can belong to terrier family. This short legs long body dog is looking pretty so people keep as pet. They can famous for top knot of hair on their head.


Dandie Dinmont Terrier is the unusual dog as appearance. Firstly it can appear in 18th century near the England and Scotland. Farmers can own these terrier and used as killing for otters foxes and badgers. This short legged terrier is belonging to the general group of Scotch terrier. Dandie was recognized as separate bread in 1873.

Life span:

Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog is approximately life span is 12 to 15 years.

Physical appearance:


Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog is the small size tall dog. Their legs are too short but their body size is large at the top. Their skull is the broad with top knot hairs styling. They can also having large size nose and lips that can dark colored. They can have large round wide set eyes is in dark eye rims and eye colors. Their pendent style ears can set hanging close to their cheeks. They can so having short size legs. They can also having curved shaped tail is in 8 to 10 inches long. Their coat hairs are very soft and silky. Their underside coat is also very soft an easy to handling.


8 to 11 inches


18 to 24 pounds

Coat color:

They can have rough coat with pepper or mustard colored.

Personality traits:


Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog is the affectionate and great companion dog. This dog is lively independent dog bread. It can also very intelligent and easily trainable dog because they are consistent personality dog.  They can fell is some behavioral problem such as separation anxiety stubbornness determination and difficulty to obedience training reserved with stranger snapping biting obsession and many more behavior problem. So take care about their negativity and pay attention when you can own as a pet in home setting.



Dandie Dinmont Terrier needs to daily walk. When you can keep as pet then take care about their exercise and daily walk. They love to play in open safe area. So you should provide paying session on daily basis for their healthy long life.



Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog needs professional grooming. This pretty dog is also required daily brushing on their coat. When you can keep as pet then plucked out their dead hairs once or twice in a year. Those dog who can participate in dog fashion show they can require much grooming.

Living conditions:


Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog is basically indo dog ad love to apartment life.  They can inactive in indoor setting. They can also need small yard for playing and walking.


Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog can required high quality dry food in 1 or 1.5 cup that can divide into two meals.

Litter size:


They can have 3 to 6 puppies in one litter.

Health issues:


Dandie Dinmont Terrier dogs basically a healthy dog but they can fasces some heath issues such as Prone to glaucoma epilepsy and spinal problem. When this dog is older it can suffer hypothyroidism. When you can get as a pet then take care about them and remember one thing in your mind don’t overfeeding your dog because it is the cause of  back problem.
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