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

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
[usrlist “Affectionate with family:5” “Good for new owners:4” “Playfulness:4” “Predatory tendencies:4” “Tendency to bark or howl:4” “Sensitivity:3” “Heat Tolerance:3” “Mouthiness:3” “Amount of shedding:3” “Cold tolerance:3” “Compatible with kids:3” “Friendly toward strangers:3” “General health:3” ]