Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Profile


Among the endearing traits of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is that they are affectionate, fun loving, lively, independent, bold, dignified, and intelligent.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog can be great companions for children provided they children do not tease the dog.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 18 to 24 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hypothyroidism, glaucoma, epilepsy, and back problems for those that are not exercised adequately.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be difficult for this breed of dog, because of its tendency to be willful and the fact that its from the Terrier Group. Shedding is minimal, however, brush every other day to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of dog is good for apartments and condos. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a small yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. When outside, leash this breed of dog as they have a tendency to run off at any given moment after anything and everything that moves.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Not Documented.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog has a tendency towards Small Dog Syndrome.

Noise Factor

This dog makes for a great watchdog.

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