Skip to Main Content

The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier - carousel
Dandie Dinmont Terrier - carousel
Dandie Dinmont Terrier - carousel
Dandie Dinmont Terrier - carousel
Dandie Dinmont Terrier - carousel

This fabulous looking terrier owes its name to Sir Walter Scott.


Height: 20 - 28 cm
Weight (show): 7 - 11 kg
Weight (pet): 7 - 14 kg
Active, independent and intelligent dogs.
Responds well to reward-based training using treats or favorite toys.
Enjoys dog sports such as agility, earthdog trials, flyball, hiking, retrieving, tracking, frisbee, musical freestyle and competitive obedience.
May be reserved around strangers and might not get along with other dogs.

Did You Know?

This fabulous looking terrier owes its name – and popularity – to Sir Walter Scott. In his novel ‘Guy Mannering’, a character named Dandie Dinmont owns a pack of terriers. This makes this fun-loving and lively breed the only one to be named after a character from the world of fiction.

Originally from the border regions between Scotland and England, Dandie Dinmonts have been hunting badgers, rabbits and other vermin since the 1600s.

The breed’s personality made it a natural choice for export to the United States, and the dogs earned their keep during the transatlantic passage by killing rats and entertaining the crew. Nowadays they may not earn their keep so much, but they more than earn our affections.

Back to Breed Library

Get started today!

Stay on top of your furry family member’s health and breed-specific needs with the world’s leading canine DNA tests.

Cookie Settings