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TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 HISTORY OF THE DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER Originally called the ¿Mustard and Pepper Terrier¿ and originating in the Border country between Scotland and England, the Dandie Dinmont was bred for gameness and for skill in hunting rats, badger and other types of vermin. Trace the breed¿s origins from the UK to its development in the US and growing popularity in Australia and New Zealand. Chapter 2 CHARACTERISTICS OF DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER Although a game and hardy terrier at heart, the Dandie Dinmont is known as the ¿gentleman¿ of terriers and as an unexcelled companion. Discover the Dandie¿s gentle and affectionate personality, and the angelic expression that can melt anyone¿s heart. Also discuss activities for the Dandie, owner suitability and breed-specific health considerations. Chapter 3 BREED STANDARD FOR THE DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER Learn the requirements of a well-bred Dandie Dinmont Terrier by studying the description of the breed set forth in the American Kennel Club standard. Judges and exhibitors alike will profit from the author¿s detailed analysis of the breed standard. Chapter 4 YOUR PUPPY DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER Find out about how to locate a well-bred Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppy for both pet and show prospect. Discover which questions to ask the breeder and what to expect when visiting the litter. Prepare for your puppy-accessory shopping spree. Also discussed are home safety, the first trip to the veterinarian and socialization. Chapter 5 PROPER CARE OF YOUR DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER Cover the specifics of taking care of your Dandie Dinmont Terrier every day: feeding for the puppy, adult and senior dog; grooming the pet dog and a step-by-step guide to trimming the show dog, plus care for ears, eyes and nails; bathing; and exercise needs for your dog. Chapter 6 TRAINING YOUR DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER Learn the principles of house-training the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, including the use of crates and basic scent instincts. Get started by introducing the pup to his collar and leash and progress to the basic obedience commands, sit, come, stay and heel. Chapter 7 HEATHCARE OF YOUR DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER By Lowell Ackerman DVM, DACVD Become your dog¿s healthcare advocate and a well-educated canine keeper. Select a skilled and able veterinarian. Discuss vaccinations and infectious diseases, the neuter/spay decision and parasite control. Chapter 8 SHOWING YOUR DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER Step into the center ring and find out about the world of showing pure-bred dogs. Here¿s how to get started in AKC shows, how they are organized and what¿s required for your dog to become a champion. Take a leap into the realms of obedience trials, agility, earthdog events and tracking tests.
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Dandie Dinmont terrier.