Breed

Dandie Dinmont Terrier


AKC Grouping
Terrier Group
Temperament
  • independent
  • smart
  • proud

Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Dandie Dinmont Terrier

When determining the appropriate dog food for your overweight Dandie Dinmont Terrier, it's valuable to look at the evolution of the breed to understand their caloric needs. The activity level of Dandie Dinmont Terriers has decreased over time, making it more likely for today's dogs to be overweight.


Breed

Dandie Dinmont Terrier


AKC Grouping
Terrier Group
Temperment
  • independent
  • smart
  • proud
Demeanor
somewhat reserved

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier comes from the Cheviot Hills, an area between England and Scotland that experiences moderate amounts of rain and mild temperatures. Dandie Dinmont Terrier were first mentioned in the 1700's, though the group of people that domesticated them has been debated. Early Dandie Dinmont Terriers were used to help hunt otters and badgers. They were thought to be popular with early gypsies and nomadic people. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier's long body and short legs made them adept at hunting small animals. Small, but fierce, Dandie Dinmont Terriers went after aggressive animals with courage.


Energy
active
Grooming
daily brushing
Training
often independent
Shedding
infrequently

Dandie Dinmont Terrier owners most likely fed their dogs a diet of table scraps and leftovers. Today, Dandie Dinmont Terriers are kept as family companions and are known to be independent, smart and proud. Dandie Dinmonts got their name from a character in a book by Sir Walter Scott. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is very good with children, and makes an excellent guard dog. Most Dandie Dinmont Terriers live indoors, and are provided moderate exercise through play or walks. Because there are so many dog food options available today for Dandie Dinmont Terriers, they no longer have to subside on scraps. The role of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier has changed over time from hunter to companion, meaning they need less food to maintain a healthy weight.


Spot & Tango is committed to offering your Dandie Dinmont Terrier the highest quality dog food to promote a healthy weight. Spot & Tango utilizes just locally sourced USDA approved beef, lamb and turkey in their dog foods. By using only locally sourced meats Spot & Tango makes sure that their meats are antibiotic, preservative and hormone free. The top quality meats included in Spot & Tango's dog food are abundant in the proteins that develop and repair cartilage and tendons which can help in minimizing discomfort connected with the muscle pressure brought on by extreme weight. Feeding your obese Dandie Dinmont Terrier Spot & Tango dog food, which contains gluten-free quinoa, millet, and brown rice, can help to boost their energy and support their gastrointestinal system aiding in their weight management. Spot & Tango's dishes include leafy greens and fruits that are known decrease discomfort and for strengthening the heart of an overweight Dandie Dinmont Terrier.


At Spot & Tango, we are dedicated to providing the very best quality dog food for your Dandie Dinmont Terrier. When you take our online quiz, we can help build the best meal plan for your dog based on his/her weight, activity level, age, and other physical characteristics. All of the meat in our human-grade Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog food is USDA-certified and free of preservatives, growth hormones, and artificial additives. The fresh produce that we use, such as spinach, blueberries, carrots, parsley, and peas are all locally-sourced to ensure the highest quality, and specifically included in our recipes to meet the balanced nutritional needs of puppies and adult dogs. In fact, all of our Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog food was in part developed by veterinarians, food scientists, and pet nutritionists, and is American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) certified. When you purchase dog food for your Dandie Dinmont Terrier from Spot & Tango, you are investing in his/her health, quality of life, and longevity.