Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Gran Bretañaa FCI 168 . Small sized Terriers.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

It is a dog whose standard requires what in other terriers are considered very serious defects.

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History

This terrier shot was specially developed around 1600 in the Cheviot Hills and near Coquetdale to support the hunting of otters and badgers. But also predators and hares made life very difficult for this accomplished hunter..

Most dogs of this breed were only kept by very few families in the area and were also rarely given to strangers.. Well-known breeder Willi Allan, for example, maintained an exceptional herd, but he refused to sell even one of his dogs despite the high offers.

Her children and grandchildren continued this tradition after her death in 1704, but occasionally they gave a dog to good friends or as a favor. The aforementioned breeder John Davidson received a partner this way and began his breeding.

It was the favorite dog of the French King Luis Felipe, who owned a couple of dandies about 1840.

The painter Gainsborough immortalized the Dandie Dinmont Terrier in his portrait of the Duke of Buccleuch.

Like breed of Scottish hunting dog, the terrier was originally used to hunt otters and badgers; with its long and flexible body it had ideal conditions for hunting in the substructure. Today the Dandie Dinmont Terrier He is considered a faithful companion and a happy companion in many life situations..

It is considered the direct ancestor of the no less independent rough haired dachshund. With the foundation of the first Club Dandie Dinmont in 1875, breed characteristics were unified.

In the countries of the European continent, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier lags far behind the enthusiasm of the people of the British Isles in terms of popularity.

In his native land he can still be experienced as a determined hunting and surveillance dog., but a life as a companion dog is more common. This little terrier is rarely observed compared to other breeds..

The usual height of the shoulders between 20 and 28 centimeters is no longer stipulated in the FCI standard. The nomenclature is limited to a weight of eight to eleven kilograms for this little terrier.

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a direct descendant of the Skye Terrier. Although the breed is relatively common in Britain, this humble dog is rarely seen outside this country.

Physical characteristics

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a special representative of the terrier group. Fierce, brave and tough, is a reliable tracker and a good hunting helper.

In the hunt he faces polecats, badgers and otters. Many terrier breeds have the genes of the dandies.

Walter Scott names in his novel the famous six terriers Dandie Dinmont Terrier with extraordinary names

“Auld Pepper” (= old pepper)
“Young Pepper”.
“Little Pepper”.
“Old mustard”.
“Young mustard”.
and “Little Mustard” (= small mustard), indicating the predominant hair colors in this breed.
About his character he wrote: “They fear nothing in this world that meets furry fur”.

According to the breed standard, the shoulder height of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Must be from 24 a 28 cm., the ideal weight under working conditions should be between 8 and 11 kg.

Some of its physical characteristics, like short curved legs, the backs tucked, round head and big eyes, probably date back to the crossing of several breeds of sniffer dogs.

The coat consists of a curly mix of hard and soft hairs, which are also quite long, about 5 cm.. Normally the coat of the Dandie Dinmont requires relatively little cleaning, it just needs to be combed regularly and trimmed several times a year.

Character and skills

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier shows its adaptability not only in hunting. When he lives with his humans, he is affectionate and affectionate without becoming friends.

It is characterized by a high stimulus threshold, what benefits you as an apartment dog. Doesn't bark for no reason, although I hear it and see it all. However, the proportion of outdoor activities in the daily routine must be large enough. Their hunting genes continue to determine the drive to work in the wild.

Obedience is not an outstanding feature of the enchanter Dandie Dinmont.
Humans with a consistent stance convince this sensitive terrier. If you understand the meaning of your actions, wants to please and behaves as told. Basically, our reserved four-legged friend can be a nice family dog.

The Dandie Dinmont it has the same intelligent and alert nature that makes most terriers good family dogs. Fortunately it doesn't tend to be stubborn.

If you want to keep your Dandie Dinmont healthy and alert, it is essential that you take him for a walk every day and that he give him a relatively low-fat diet.

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier she is agile with her short legs. Your need for exercise is roughly equivalent to your size, but long walks through the woods and fields with its owner are very welcome. The magic word is action and activity.

If it comes to mind and a rodent awakens your hunting instinct, hunting is a hobby to your liking.

Within the limits of its territory, seems at the moment remarkably reserved in his dealings with other dogs. Opinions differ as to the extent to which children are accepted by the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. In general, the child is described as fond of children.

However, even here, there is no Rose without spines, and the joy for unknown children can be individually much less. The owner is always obliged to watch over his pets.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Care

Has a fluffy undercoat that grows curly, the top layer being hard.

In addition to regular brushing, we should trim his coat almost three times a year. This removes dead hair without softening the main hair and without reducing the water resistance of the double coat.

Of course, dogs participating in shows should be groomed more carefully.

Especially bushy hair requires special attention to emphasize the characteristic soft and silky shape of “topknots“. It is important that the dog never looks as if it has been groomed.

The predominant coat colors are, as already indicated in Scott's novel by the special names of dogs, Pepper, namely, shades between blue-black to light silver gray, as well as mustard, namely, colors from red-brown to beige.

The quality of the care of the coat is very visible in the striking head of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. The silky mop of hair around the large eyes is the figure that characterizes the Dandie Dinmont Terrier.

The coat as a whole is pepper or mustard. The first variant ranges from blue-black to silver gray, mustard color palette shows different shades of brown.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Reviews

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Dandie Dinmont Terrier” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Dandie Dinmont Terrier images

Photos:

1 – Dandie Dinmont Terrier and West Highland White Terrier during the international dogs show in Katowice, Poland. The dogs comes from the kennel “Canis Terra” by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
2 – Dandie Dinmont Terrier from 1915 by W. E. Mason – Dogs of all Nations
3 – The female – Dandie Dinmont Terrier during the international dogs show in Katowice, Poland. The bitch comes from the kennel “Canis Terra” by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
4 – Dandie Dinmont Terrier, 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York City. by Pets Adviser from Brooklyn, USA / CC BY
5 – The head of female – Dandie Dinmont Terrier during the international dogs show in Katowice, Poland. The bitch comes from the kennel “Canis Terra” by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
6 – Dandie Dinmont Terrier by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/696735

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 168
  • Group 3: Terriers.
  • Section 2: Small-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers 2 Small sized Terriers.
    • AKC – Terrier
    • ANKC – Group 2 (Terrier)
    • CKC – Group 4 – Terriers
    • ​KC – Terriers
    • NZKC – Terriers
    • UKC – Terriers

    Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed FCI standard

    DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER FCI DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Dandie, Hindlee Terrier (English).
      2. Dandie (French).
      3. Dandie (German).
      4. Dandie (Portuguese).
      5. Dandie (Spanish).

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