Dog Breed Profiles

Sealyham Terrier

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Wales, hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 Years 
Color
All white, or white with lemon, brown, blue or badger pied markings on head and ears. 
Coat
Long, hard and wiry, with a weather-resistant undercoat. 
Exercise Needs
Exercise daily on a leash as he enjoys a good long walk. 
Temperament
He is playful, with an eager to please, outgoing, friendly attitude. If he is spoiled, he will become a bossy, nippy dog. 
Good with Children
Good with children, if positive contact is provided with them when he is young. May have scrapes with his fellow dog and he need 
Grooming Needs
Groom twice a week to prevent matting. Stripping is required for showing. 
Average Size - Male (in)
10.5 
Average Size - Female (in)
10.5 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
25 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
25 
Health Issues
Eye problems, skin allergies, and deafness.v
Living Conditions
Does well in an apartment, in the country or a home with a backyard as long as exercise is provided daily. 

Breed Description

The Sealyham Terrier is the embodiment of power and determination, ever keen and alert, yet free from clumsiness. He also has his own sense of humor and like many terriers makes a delightful companion. Making a tireless companion he is sometimes known as the couch potato as he requires less exercise than most terriers. Developed in the late nineteenth century by Captain Edwardes who lived at his estate of Sealyham in Pembrokeshire. He wanted a plucky, tenacious dog who would hunt badgers by sight and scent. It is said he crossed the Welsh Corgi, the Cheshire Terrier, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, the Fox Terrier and The West Highland White Terrier.

Breed Infobits

The Sealyham Terrier is a very large dog in a small dog's body as it has lots of character.

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