Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Ease of Training
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.
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