Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Origin: Scotland/England border
Colour: Pepper or mustard
Lifespan: 15 to 16 years
tenacious • stubborn • independent • sensitive • affectionate • calm • easy-going
Independent and sometimes a bit stubborn, Dandie Dinmont Terriers are loyal and affectionate to their owners, but reserved with strangers. Courageous and easily aroused, they require plenty of socialization when young.
Originally bred to dig out and kill foxes, weasels, badgers and rats.
This dog is courageous and easily aroused, and has a hard bite.
Low. Enjoys playing.
owners affectionate, loyal
children good if raised with them
other pets may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
unfamiliar dogs friendly if well socialized
Experienced, strong-willed affectionate owner who can provide plenty of play and attention to focus this wilful, protective dog.
May be aggressive to strangers if not well socialized. Some dogs may display status-related aggression to gentle owners.
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