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British Endangered Species : Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Animal

It is native to Scotland, England. Usually, the name of the breed is taken from the characteristics of the breed, but for Dandie Dinmont Terrier, there is a background that the name of the breed was given from the novel. There is a 19th-century English novel called Guy Manaring, in which the name of the character, Dandie Dinmont, comes from. The fluffy cotton-like hair on the head is a very big feature and it feels very good to touch. It weighs 8-11 kg and is about 20-30 cm long. Recommended for those who like long-haired dogs.

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Place of origin

The birthplace is western Scotland.

Characteristic

Dandie Dinmont Terrier is characterized by short legs and a long body. It also features long hair, especially the coat on the head, which is especially noticeable at dog shows. The tail has thick roots and narrows toward the tip. The tail stands upright when you are happy or excited. The eyes are round and the ears are long and drooping. The life is said to be about 15 years. It’s a small dog, about the size of a dachshund.

Personality

Dandie Dinmont Terrier is very playful and has a friendly personality, which makes it easy to keep. I’m not a dog that barks so much. I’m always calm and laid back. Due to its nature, it is not suitable for a role like a guard man like a guard dog at home. It’s not a dog with a rough temper or barking violently.

Breeding

Suitable for indoor breeding. It is said that it is resistant to heat and cold, but let’s keep it under temperature control. When you leave your answering machine, turn on the cooler in the summer and keep warm in the winter before you go out. As a disease, there is a possibility of developing a herniated disc. Animals that are similar in shape to dachshunds and have short torso lengths are more susceptible to the disease. As soon as you find a gesture that is difficult to walk, go to the veterinarian. Brush daily and go trimming once a month.

Potential for endangered species

It was a very useful and popular dog breed that has been used for hunting mice, rabbits, badgers, otters and so on. However, 91 newborns were registered in the UK in 2016, and although they are native to the UK, they are in danger of extinction.

History

It was the beginning of coexistence with humans that began to be kept in Scotland around 1800. This dog was good at catching rats, badgers, rabbits, etc. quickly. Therefore, it was useful to humans and was a very popular breed until around the 19th century.

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