2. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Considered to be one of the oldest breeds of terrier in the world, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a hybrid of a variety of terrier breeds that were dominant along the Scottish-British border in the 1600s, and has a unique shape that resembles the Scottish Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier and, oddly, the poodle. Great with children, this little dog has a big bark and was sometimes used as a faithful watchdog. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is most notably mentioned by Sir William Scott who wrote about them quite frequently and was very fond of their shape and wonderfully playful temperament. This cute little terrier can weigh anywhere from 18-24 pounds and stands at just 11 inches at full height. This dog is a great companion and can live for up to 15 years.