Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He was bred in the hills between England and Scotland in 1700
  • He was bred to hunt otter and badger

Personality and Behavior

  • He tends to be stubborn and have a will of his own
  • He's affectionate with his family
  • He loves to have fun and play games
  • He's not interested in strangers and often reserved with them
  • He tends to be aggressive with strange male dogs
  • He makes a good watchdog and is protective of his turf
  • His high prey-drive means he'll chase small animals


  • He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most to learn obedience commands.


  • He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
  • Option 2: Strip his medium-length coat (pluck out the dead hairs) every 6 months and brush it occasionally.

Other varieties

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