Dandies are tough but dignified little gents with a big-dog personality, sturdy enough for the rough-and-tumble life of a country terrier, but adaptable and compact enough for apartment living. They’re alert and intelligent watchdogs, with a baritone bark that sounds like it belongs to a much bigger dog. Dandies enjoy romping and cuddling with kids, but aren't as hyper as some small dogs. They are terriers, though, with typical willfulness, independence, and courage. Dandie owners get best results with positive, motivational training.
Did You Know?
Dandie Dinmonts were first recorded as a distinct breed around 1700.
This breed was at one time popular with gypsies, but has also been a favorite of the very rich.
Queen Victoria owned and loved a Dandie.
The Dandie Dinmont is intelligent, fond of children, and an excellent guard.
The breed got its name from a funny character in a book written in 1814 by Sir Walter Scott. The character's name was Dandie Dinmont.
The standard for the Dandie Dinmont Terrier was written in Melrose, Scotland in 1876.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
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