This dandy little terrier has a literary heritage.

Vital Stats

Height: 8 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 18 to 24 pounds
Coat: soft and crisp
Life span: 12 to 15 years or older

Summary
Dandie Dinmont Terriers originally were bred to hunt otter and badger. Nicknamed the gentleman of the terrier family, he is calm and reserved, yet retains his terrier tenacity and love of the hunt.

His small size and moderate exercise needs make him well suited to both city and country homes. Full Dandie Dinmont Terrier profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)