It is believed in general that the attractiveness, loyal and small Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a relative of the Skye. It was raised originally to hunt badgers and vixens. Most of the Dandies goes back to a litter belonging to Piper Allan of Northumberland (now Northumbria), England, in the XVIII century. Their dogs also have the reputation of having helped in the development of the Bedlington Terrier. James Davidson, a farmer of the frontier (the area around the frontier between England and Scotland), it maintained a group of these Terriers paticortos of rough hair, and sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), the novelist, bought some of them. Although Scott next denied that they had any connection, his famous one novelizes Guy Mannering, published in 1814, it included a called character Dandie Dinmont that was a farmer of the frontier with a group of small Terriers. Starting from there, they became well-known as the Terriers of Dandie Dinmont, and, with the step of the time, as Dandie Dinmonts. They were also known as Terriers pepper and mustard due to the colors for those that the Terriers of Davidson was known. When the Terrier Dandie Dinmont was exhibited for the first time in the Birmingham Dog Shaw in 1867, the judge, Mr. W. Smith, refused to grant them a prize because he affirmed that they were only a group of street. The race has been very improved from then on.
Character and cares
Now, in their animal majority of company, the Dandie Dinmont is a very affectionate, playful and intelligent partner, and it is in its element like only animal of company of the family. It will be happy with as much exercise as their owner he/she can give him. It is also quite easy of cleaning: to use a hard brush and a comb and to remove the hair that he has more than enough is all that is necessary.