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Breed: Dandie Dinmond Terrier
Country of Origin: England and Scotland
AKC Group: Terrier
Function: Catching vermin
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Solid
Color: Pepper or mustard
Coat Type: long crisp-textured
Grooming: Needs to be brushed regularly. They should have professional grooming. Dead hair should be plucked out once or twice a year. Show dogs require much more grooming. This breed sheds little to no hair.
Height: 8-11 inches
Weight: 18-24 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium-high
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Ok
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Lively
Home Environment: Apartment ok if exercised
Best Owner: Firm
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking
Physical: A healthy breed, although hypothyroidism is not uncommon in the older dog. A few lines have had incidences of glaucoma and epilepsy. Dogs that are overweight and unexercised can have back problems.