A playful and affectionate dog, they make wonderful companions. Proper socialization is necessary if this breed is to be placed with small children, or non-canine animals. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an intelligent breed that is known for easy trainability.
As are most terriers, the Dandie Dinmont is independent. This breed does tend to shy away from strangers, but given the proper socialization, will thrive in new environments. This lively and beautiful little Terrier makes a wonderful companion and will bring a lot of joy.
Does your Dandie Dinmont Terrier bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier does best in a home with older children, but given the situation can make a great family pet. It is recommended that this breed not be placed with non-canine pets, however if raised from puppyhood, there should be no problems. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an entertaining and intelligent breed that loves to play, and obey his owner.
Regular brushing is necessary for this longhaired breed. This breed sheds little to no hair, however can shed lightly. Requires professional grooming if owner is not trained to do so themselves. Dead hair should be plucked. Bathe when necessary.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
Crisp coat containing both soft and coarse hair. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a longhaired breed that requires quite a bit of coat maintenance to keep hair free from tangles. Hard, crisp hair should be not wiry; hair on head should be soft and silky.
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier requires a firm yet gentle hand, as they can be stubborn at times. However, training is relatively simple with this intelligent breed. Does not do well with obedience training. Short attention span. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is good for apartment life. Indoor activities should be sufficient for this small, yet sturdy breed. A small yard is recommended, but not required. Regular exercise would be best. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
pepper (all shades of gray and silver) or mustard (all shades of brown and fawn). Dandie Dinmont puppies are much darker than adults.
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