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BSK Breed Index: The Dandi Dinmont Terrier

Life Span: 12-15 years

Height: 8-11 in

Weight: 18-24 lbs

Litter Size: 4-6 pups

Temperament: Friendly

Intelligence: High

Classification: Terrier

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Dandi Dinmont Terrier

The breed was first recorded in the 1700's and was popular amongst gypsies and the wealthy. Originally bred to go to ground, he had magnificent otter and badger catching skills. Sir Walter Scott made them famous when he wrote about them in his Guy Mannering (1814). The main character's name was Dandie Dinmont. The breed was named after the character. The breed standard was written in Scotland in 1876. 

Dandi Dinmont Terrier Fun Facts

Recognized by the AKC in 1886. 

Comes in two colours: Pepper and mustard.

Queen Victoria owned and loved a Dandie.

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.

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