The Dandie is named after a character in the 1814 Guy Mannering novel by Sir Walter Scott! But these dogs were around on the Scottish borders long before that, popular with poachers as far back as the 1700s. In fact, all of today's Dandie's descend from one dog caught in a poacher's trap on the Duke of Buccleuch's estate in 1839.
Someone wanting a gentle terrier that turns head with its large, expressive eyes and magnificent silky topknot.
The impatient. Not many pups are bred each year, so you might have to go on a waiting list for a while.
Small enough to carry when necessary.
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.
Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok
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