The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is the unique terrier with the big puff ball on top of their head. While that is not the technical terminology, they do have the hallmark large head that has a profuse amount of silky white hair that many shape into a big puff. They look high maintenance but they enjoy running through the mud and playing games. However, they are not hyper dogs. The Dandie Dinmont is a typical terrier and has a willful or stubborn personality. This is not an overly popular breed, but has a heart of gold and can quickly win people over. Deciding to add a Dandie Dinmont Terrier to your family should not be taken lightly because they are a terrier and will need proper training to keep them from becoming a terror.
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog Names in Pop Culture
The easiest way to spot a Dandie Dinmont Terrier is to look for their big, white puffy head. At the Westminster Kennel Club’s annual dog show hosted at Madison Square Garden, these adorable little terriers are easy to find in the crowded arena. In 2011, a Dandie Dinmont named Disher stole the hearts of spectators at the Westminster Dog Show when he won Best of Breed and went on to compete in the terrier group. He is more formally known as Grand Champion Redclay Dreamboat Lieutenant Disher. Disher is from Hendersonville, North Carolina. Unfortunately, this little guy did not win in the terrier group. He is handled by his co-owner, Laura Chapal. Chapal is the owner of Dreamboat Pet Grooming and Supplies in Hendersonville, NC. His breeder, Mary Menozi is also a co-owner. Disher was the number two Dandie Dinmont Terrier in the country in 2010, earning him an invitation to the prestigious dog show. Disher’s sire is Dreamboat Autumn Jamboree and his dam is Dandie Acres Sofia Loren. His bloodlines can be traced back to the Dr. Syntax branch of the Old Ginger line, one of the original bloodlines of the breed.
The Dandie Dinmont was made famous by Sir Walter Scott in 1815 when he wrote about them in his novel, Guy Mannering. The character that was portrayed as a farmer was named Dandie Dinmont who lived near Liddesdale located in southern Scotland. Dinmont owned several terriers that were called Mustard or Pepper depending on their coloring. Acceptable colors for the Dandie Dinmont Terrier are mustard or pepper. This is the only breed in to be named after a fictional character. The breed was named after this character and many people credit Scott as the father of the breed. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is one of the rarest breeds with only a few hundred born each year worldwide. In 2015, lovers of the breed joined together to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Scott’s novel Guy Mannering. While most people nowadays are not familiar with Scott’s second novel, it is a favorite among true Dandie Dinmont enthusiasts. Those that gathered hoped to introduce the breed to those that may have never seen them before. They assembled close to Scott’s former home named Abbotsford. They then moved to the Bowhill House that bears a striking resemblance to the mansion in Scott’s novel, where many claim it was the largest gathering of Dandie Dinmont Terrier owners in one place.
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog Name Considerations
Once you have researched the Dandie Dinmont Terrier and have decided to add one to your family, you may have some difficulty locating a breeder. This is a rare breed and there are only a few hundred Dandie Dinmont puppies born worldwide each year. After you locate a breeder and are bringing a puppy home, it will be time to start looking for the right name. The breed developed from Sir Walter Scott’s novel, Guy Mannering, which was set in Scotland. Therefore, finding a name with Scottish roots is a great way to honor their interesting past. Do not rush to name your puppy, take the time to get to know them so you can consider their personality when searching for a name. Being a terrier, they are going to be very animated and enthusiastic, so the name Rhett would be ideal for a little boy Dandie Dinmont. Blake means having a dark complexion and would be good for a pepper colored Dandie Dinmont. Eirica is a solid Scottish girl name that means ruler of all; most Dandie Dinmonts do like to think they are the ruler of the house. If the words cheerful or happy describe your new puppy, Lara would be a great choice.