The Dandie Dinmont Terrier was first noted as a specific breed in 1700 and has been a popular dog among gypsies and wealthy people at different times over the years. He’s skilled at tracking badgers and otters. He’s named after Sir Walter Scott’s character “Dandie Dinmont” in his 1814 book, “Guy Mannering,” in which he wrote about this breed of dog.
He has a low, long body and a curved tail. His eyes are large and soulful and he’s full of confidence, although only a small dog. He’s intelligent and independent but shows affection towards his family. He’s good in urban or rural settings and needs a daily walk. His coat colour is either mustard or pepper. He doesn’t shed but his coat needs to be stripped twice a year and needs brushing daily. He stands at 8 – 11 inches high.