What is a Dandie Dinmont terrier?


James the English Springer Spaniel may have won Best in Show at Westminster, but it was Bill Cosby's dog Harry (named after the prince), whom the crowd was cheering for. It is just so rare to see a Dandie Dinmont terrier and be sure that it is a Dandie Dinmont and not a mix of other breeds!



DANDIE DINMONT TERRIERS were
- developed in the border country of England and Scotland
- bred to go into the den of otters, badgers and foxes

named after a character in Sir Walter Scott's Guy Mannering (1815)
- Dandie Dinmont was a farmer who kept these terriers

head is crowned with a "topknot" of silky hair

coat can be pepper or mustard

less than a foot tall, weighs around 20 pounds

favorite food: carrots