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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier - Mike MacBeth

A breed on the border of extinction gets a helping hand to extend their ‘leash’ on life.

Have you heard of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier? No? Join the club, not many people have. The Dandie is listed as an endangered purebred breed and only 300 puppies are born each year. While that is still a precarious position for the Dandie, they would have long ago been extinct had it not been for Mike Macbeth. Mike regularly makes semen runs for other breeders around the world to expand the lines and pedigrees. But that selection process, as well as deciding who she will sell pups to, is a bit like going for a high-level government security job – there’s a background check, an intense interview and binding contracts going back and forth. Mike can’t afford any missteps when it comes to breeding these dogs – literally, their survival depends on it.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier - Mike MacBeth


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