Introducing the Rare and Mysterious Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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Speaking of the dandie dinmont terrier, many friends may not know it. This dog has become one of the rarer dog breeds in the UK, and also belongs to the oldest terrier breeds in the world. According to incomplete statistics, the number of Dandie Dinmont terriers is currently smaller than that of giant pandas. Today, the editor will take you to know about this mysterious Dandie Dinmont Terrier!

Introduction to the rare and mysterious Dandie Dinmont Terrier

1. History

World The names of many ancient dog breeds on the world are the same as the names of their birthplaces, but the name of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier comes from a best-selling novel in the 18th century. The protagonist in the novel is named Dandy Dinmont, a farmer from England. The Aboriginal people of the Scottish Borders have a group of terriers. Because the personality characteristics of these dogs were very similar to those of the Scots at that time, they were loved by many people, and people renamed the terrier in the article as Dandie Dinmont.

2. Early Role

Dandie Dinmont Terriers are short-legged, but they are very strong. Dandie Dinmont Terriers needed to hunt in the harsh environment of the Scottish border in the early days. Their main targets were foxes, otters, badgers, etc. At that time, the fur of these animals was the main source of income for many families, so the Dandie Dinmont Terrier was widely raised.

Introduction to the rare and mysterious Dandie Dinmont Terrier

3. Personality

Display Today Dandie Dinmont Terriers are rarely asked to hunt, but more as gentlemen, loyalists and companions in the family. When not hunting, they are calm, gentle and caring. Once they enter the hunting state, they will also be cautious and never rush into the hole without knowing or planning. They are persistent and brave in their work, and they have a very high degree of completion of the master's command!

4. Appearance

Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a curved silhouette, long but low working terrier. The distinctive head has a silky topknot, sort of like a big ball of marshmallow. The dark eyes were large and round, expressing a soft, intelligent expression. Their strong, flexible body and scimitar tail are covered with a brittle double coat, usually in two shades of pepper and mustard.

Introduction to the rare and mysterious Dandie Dinmont Terrier

5. Coat

A typical Dandie Dinmont terrier coat is about 2 inches long, with a body coat that is a mixture of two-thirds bristles and one-third soft (the bristles don't feel like wire). During daily maintenance, the body coat should be trimmed by plucking.

6. Gait

In walking, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier has an easy and natural stride, with the front legs extended forward and the hind legs Has a strong driving force. No matter from the shoulders to the pads, or from the buttocks to the pads, the legs move on a straight plane, which will give people a noble feeling and a natural kingly temperament.

Actually, the author does not understand why the number of cute Dandy Dinmont Terriers has dropped sharply, and fewer and fewer people like to raise them. The author hopes that through my introduction, everyone will know it and fall in love with this cute and strong "little guy".