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As happened in other countries, this breed was developed in the 1600s for going to ground in pursuit of pests like badgers and rats, and consequently were bred for their specific body type. They originated in the border territory between England and Scotland, likely from the old Scotch Terrier, which is now extinct, and sometimes confused with the Scottish Terrier of today. It was a companion dog of the gypsy tribes that roamed the hills and a favorite with farmers for their ability to kill vermin. Their name comes from the famous novel by Sir Walter Scott, “Guy Mannering”, and the character of Dandie Dinmont. (continued below)


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(continued) The accepted colors for the breed were taken from Dinmont’s two dogs in the book. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier stands 8-11 inches and weighs 18-24 lbs. Its accepted colors are pepper and mustard. A lively and energetic dog, they nonetheless are possessed of great dignity. The Dandie Dinmont can be very insular, loving and guarding their family and distinctly stand-offish with strangers. For this reason, it may be wise to wait to acquire one until your family is complete, as a new, and very young child would not be able to properly handle any objectionable behavior. While amenable with pets they have been raised around, they should not be trusted with smaller, strange animals. They have a tendency to stubbornness that should be addressed early on. © DogDecor.com
 
 
     
 


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