So you’re looking to adopt an Dandie Dinmont Terrier, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Physical hallmarks of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier include a large head covered with profuse, silky white hair; long, hanging ears tipped with feathering and coming almost to a point; big, round eyes full of brightness and expression; and a long, low torso and short legs. The crisp body coat comes in two spicy colors: pepper (bluish black to silvery gray) and mustard (reddish brown to pale fawn).Weighing no more than 24 pounds, Dandies are alert and intelligent watchdogs with a big baritone bark. Dandies enjoy romping and cuddling with kids, but aren’t as hyper as some small dogs. They are terriers, though, with typical willfulness, independence, and courage. Dandie owners get best results with positive, motivational training. The unique-looking Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a tough but dignified little exterminator. Sturdily built for the rigors of farm life, they will agreeably adapt to city living. Dandies are compact companions blessed with a big personality.”
An Dandie Dinmont Terrier typically ranges from 20.32cm to 27.94cm in height, and weighs from 8.164662660000001kg to 10.886216880000001kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Dandie Dinmont Terrier breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Dandie Dinmont Terrier insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.