Learn about the temperament and personality of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Dandie Dinmont Terrier photos.
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a sweet and hardy dog with lots of personality and pluck. He shows incredible loyalty to his owner, and is utterly devoted to his family. He is affectionate and loves to cuddle and be held in his owner's arms. He will follow you all over the house. They like to be number one in the household, and sometimes their love can turn into jealousy. They don't always do well with other dogs in the house, especially those of the same sex. They don't pick fights with other dogs, but they will stand their ground if someone else starts it. They usually do well with cats in the house, but they might chase your neighbor's cat. They make great watchdogs and have a loud, surprisingly deep bark. However, they are quiet in the house, and save their bark for when it matters. They are patient and gentle with children and love to play with them. They love to play outside and love to bounce around in the snow, or play Frisbee in the sand. They have moderate exercise needs and appreciate a fenced-in yard to run around in. They also enjoy a daily walk. They are friendly and will throw all your guests a welcome party, but then will return to lie at your feet or in your lap. They are intelligent, trainable dogs who are quick to housetrain. When they have a job to do, they are bold and confident workers. These are charming, responsive, warm dogs who seem to be able to read how their owners are feeling. They are very expressive, and it can be difficult to scold a dog with a Dandie's eyes. They can be dignified and they can be silly, but they take their job of loving their owner very seriously.
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Training
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is harder to train than most other dog breeds. He learns new commands more slowly than the majority of other breeds. You will need to be extra patient when Training him.
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Shedding
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier sheds practically no hair at all. You'll virtually never find a hair in your home!
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Grooming
Pet coat (less work): Cut his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed every so often.
Show coat (more work): Strip his coat every six months and brush it daily.
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A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
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Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
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Rating: Guard dog
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Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.