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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Information

BREED GROUP:  Terrier Breeds

WEIGHT:  16-24 lbs.

HEIGHT:  8-11 in.

COLOR(S):  Various shades of black to pepper, including dark bluish black to light silvery grey; mustard which includes various shades of pale fawn to reddish brown.

COAT:  Medium length (about 2 inches long), rough, hard, crisp outer coat with beard, mustache, and topknot. Soft, cottony undercoat.


APPEARANCE:  Head: Large and round, with skull broad between ears. Eyes: Large, round, set wide apart, and dark hazel in color. Ears: Set well back and wide apart low on skull, hanging close to cheek. Muzzle: Short, broad and deep. Nose: Black and self-colored according to coat. Bite: Scissor or level. Neck: Muscular and strong. Top line: Level. Chest: Well developed and let down between forelegs. Body: Longer than tall. Legs: Short, crooked, and muscular. Feet: Front feet larger than hind, well formed, but not flat. Tail: Short. Movement: Swift and very agile, with flowing gait. Temperament: High-spirited, yet very lovable.