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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Profile

Dandie Dinmont Terrier fact file

KC Group: Terrier
Size: Medium
Good with children?: Yes
Exercise requirement: Moderate
Good guard dogs?: Would bark
Moulting level: Low
Grooming: Moderate
Jogging partner: Yes

An intelligent breed originally bred as a working dog. Dandie Dinmont Terriers are now included on the vulnerable native breed list by the Kennel Club due to their decreasing numbers and shrinking breeding stock.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Character

Sociable, loyal and kind whilst also exhibiting classic terrier traits such as stubbornness and persistence. Early socialization is a must with this breed to adjust them to children and other animals.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Size

Ideally the height should be 20-28cm at the withers. Weight is between 8-11kg.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Health

In common with other 'long' breeds, the Dandie Dinmont is prone to spinal conditions.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Special Care

Exercising and activities such as climbing stairs should be monitored closely during its early months. Excess weight will also affect their posture and could damage their back.

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