The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a body that is slightly longer than it is tall, as long as the dog is 20 to 22 inches at the withers, and the bitch 19 to 21 inches. The back is short and close to the ground. The tail is docked, in countries that permit this. The coat is wiry and the color is salt and pepper, usually black on white. The Dandie Dinmont is an active dog, strongly built and with a docked tail. History of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier: This dog originated in the Highlands of Scotland, and is thought to be a mix of the distinctivearovskie, Airedale Terrier and the Basset Hound. The name Dandie Dinmont comes from thewords "dog" and " Dinmont"and refers to the area between Scotland and Northern England. This breed is also known as thewalking dog of thehereditary doctor Thomas.) This dog is an ancient breed and its initial ancestors were possibly theanges-shire terrierand the black and Tan Terrier. The dog was bred for huntingsmall game and was used to corner rabbits and foxes, and there are recorded examples of this dog fetching andchairs, and working a team of dogs. This breed is described as being the best at huntingmammoth,the thor Hosteen, treasure hunters, and sheepdog. Summary: This breed originated in the Highlands of Scotland and is considered to be one of the most popular terrier breeds. Its attractive physical features and warm loving nature make it a popular pet and often allow it to form a close attachment to its owner. Dandie Dinmonts are very outgoing and friendly, eager to please, and although somewhat stubborn and domineering, makes a good companion dog. Dandie Dinmonts are very stylish and can have varied combinations of hair, color, and length of hair and are of medium size. Temperament The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a good-natured dog that is affectionate and loving and bonds closely with its owner. They are intelligent and easy to train, although their willfulness can sometimes make them difficult to train. They are polite and obedient and highly loyal, yet can be stubborn and quite resistant to training. They are friendly with other pets and people. Standard Dandie Dinmonts The Standard Dandie Dinmont is larger than most dogs of this size and makes a good watchdog. They are dignified, courageous, and stand out in a crowd. They are not as active as their miniature counterparts, but still possess a fair degree of energy. This breed has a snug but sturdy bark and an expression that makes them look like they are ready to pounce. Their head is wolf-like and their eyes are dark. The ears are floppy and their tail curled up towards their back. The coat is rough and short, although there are shows when thecoat gets longer. Miniature Dandie Dinmonts The Miniature Dandie Dinmont is a smaller breed of Dandie Dinmonts and weighs less than 10 pounds. The skull is more flat, the head more block shaped, and the muzzle longer. The head is nestled into a broad but short skull. The muzzle is one or sometimes 2 inches long. The ears are floppy and pendant and fall close to the head. The coat is short, hard, wiry, and weather resistant. There are sometimes two coats, one covering the nose and one around the eyes. As pets, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier should have an air of superiority. It should be wary of other dogs, but still show interest in people and other animals. It is intelligent, intelligent and very curious and full of energy. This dog is very charming and amiable and its popularity is increasing. It is reported to interact with other dogs and children instinctively. It is intelligent and does especially well with children. It is a kind dog, but it doesn't work well with other dogs, especially those that are larger, when it is in the presence of other dogs and children. It is a good watch dog and guard dog, good with other pets, but not with other dogs that act aggressively towards it. Dandie Dinmont Terriers are good with older children but not with young children that may grab the dog or fall over it. This is a good watch dog and guard dog but not an excessive barker. It does not have any particular extrasense and goes after intruders by attacking them. If you suspect that it is being followed, you'll know better. This particular breed is easy to gromse and stays healthy for most of its life, so long. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed is perfect for country living but does require its own space.