Dandie dinmont terier


Model entered in the FCI register under the number 168a (10. VII. 1963 r.)

Dandie dinmont terrier is from the beginning of the last century, maybe even earlier, used in his homeland as a hunter's companion and as a vole. Walter Scott mainly contributed to the popularization of this breed with his short stories. Their popularity is also justified, that the silhouette of this dog with a characteristic hair on the crown, strangely expressive - one would like to say, almost human - gaze, there is something endearing about it. Another characteristic feature of it is a low and strong voice, disproportionate to the body size. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an excellent watchman, but in the pack of dogs he is incompatible and prone to fights, which he drives with great stubbornness.

Head. Strongly built and broad, but in proportion to the size of the dog. The muscles, especially the mandible, strongly developed. The part of the brain is wide between the ears, gradually narrowing towards the eyes. The distance from the inner corner of the eye to the back of the head is almost equal to the distance between the eyes. The forehead is well sprung. Head covered with very soft, with silky hair, which should not be limited to just hair; the brighter and silky it is, the better. The sides of the head are in proportion to its part of the brain, gradually tapering towards the muzzle, deep and strong, length approx 7,6 cm. The length of the mouth in relation to the cerebral part as 3:5. The muzzle is covered with hair of the same type, what feathers on the front legs, slightly darker in shade than the hair. Mouth black or dark colored. Teeth very strong, especially the canines, which are extremely large for the size of the dog and overlap as closely as possible (this ensures a high grip strength). Incisors evenly positioned, the upper ones slightly overlap the lower ones. Nasal bridge usually hairless on 2,5 cm from the back edge of the nostrils. Naked ta, width approx 2,5 cm, it converges to the eyes. Black nose. Dark hazel eyes, large, full, round, but not convex, shiny, with a sharp expression, "intelligent and dignified."”. They are embedded deeply, forward facing and set wide apart. Pendulous ears, 7.5-9.5 cm long, set on the back of the head by the sides and close to them; broad at the base and slightly raised. They taper gradually towards the end, front section hanging straight down. The color harmonizes with the color of the body. In the "pepper and salt" ointment variety” covered with soft, simple, dark hair (sometimes almost black); in the mustard-colored variety, they are covered with hair a shade darker than on the body, but not black. Light hair feathers growing within approx 5 cm from the end of the auricle, almost the same color as the hair (give the ears a distinctive look). Feathers develop in dogs 1-2 years old.

Neck. Very muscular, well built, strong, well tied to the shoulder blades.

Torso. Long, strong and flexible; ribs well sprung, round; chest well developed, deep, low descending. Ridge rather low, with a very mild fall from the hip bumps to the base of the tail. The spine is well muscled on both sides.