Breeds of dogs “The Dandie Dinmont Terrier”

History:
Scottish by birth, owes its name to a “Guy Mannering” novel published in 1814, whose author (Walter Scott) called the Dandie Dinmont, a sullen peasant protagonist but big heart breeder of this race. The novel became so famous that it was the name of his master in fiction these terrier.

Since the 18th century it was the dog originating in eastern Scotland street vendors.

General characteristics:
It is a loving, active and intelligent animal that makes it an ideal companion.

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier

With a look very characteristic that has a head covered with silky hair, with large eyes and a body low and elongated.

Hair:
Two cloaks. The internal is soft and dense. The external hair long and abundant, but with a rough touch.

Color:
Grey, bluish black or silver.

Head:
Large but in proportion to the rest of the body.
Wide skull which narrows towards the eyes and completely covered with very soft hair with black truffle.
Eyes of hazelnut color and rounded shape.
-Set ears glued to the head and low.

Neck:
Muscular and strong.

Body:
Long, strong yet flexible. The rather low dorsal line and renal arc will decline gradually toward the base of the tail.

Previous tips:
Feet short but underpinned by a good bones that will be covered with a solid musculature.

Hindlimbs:
Slightly longer than the previous ones.
Feet with thick pads and rounded.

Tail:
Rather short, you must have curved shape, implantation media, neither long nor short.

Diseases:
Glaucoma and hypothyroidism.

Longevity:
13 to 14 years.

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