Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Maintenance
This breed sheds very rarely, if at all, and is considered a hypoallergenic breed. Their general grooming needs are minimal; bathing is only required if they have become dirty or smelly, but they should be brushed a few times a week with a slicker brush to avoid mats and tangles. The Dandie should also have their coat stripped once or twice a year. This can be done by carefully plucking out the longest coat out either by hand or by using a stripping comb. Dogs that need their coat to remain neat and rather than shaggy, such as dogs that are destined for the show ring, may require professional grooming on a regular basis to maintain their distinctive appearance. The eyes of a Dandie Dinmont Terrier are large and tend protrude somewhat, making this breed somewhat more susceptible to eye injuries, so care should be taken when cleaning your pet’s face and eyes, and their hanging ears should frequently be checked to avoid bacterial or fungal infection. They typically do well in apartment settings but do require at least an hour of vigorous exercise a day to maintain their health and welfare.