- Dog Breed Group
- Terrier Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Wales, hunting dog.
- Life Expectancy
- 10 - 12 Years
- Black and tan; also black, grizzle and tan.
- Abundant, wiry, hard and close.
- Exercise Needs
- Regular daily exercise, on or off the leash. Enjoys a game of ball or a run in the countryside.
- He is an affectionate dog who with an outgoing nature making him an ideal family pet. The Welsh Terrier is also active and playf
- Good with Children
- Usually patient with children. Good with other pets, if socialized from a young age not to chase.
- Grooming Needs
- Brush three times per week, bathe when necessary. Regularly trimming of his coat is needed if showing, preferably by hand-stripp
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 15 - 15.5
- Average Size - Female (in)
- Proportionately smaller
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- Health Issues
- Free of major hereditary health problems.v
- Living Conditions
- An apartment is adequate if daily exercise is provided.
Bold and spirited, the Welsh Terrier is not as hot-headed as some of the other terriers. He is reserved around strangers, and makes a brave watchdog. Developed in North Wales and the north of England he was used to hunt otter, fox and badgers. His direct ancestors are two strains. The Celtic strain using the coarse-haired Black and Tan Terrier and the English strain using the Airedale and Fox Terrier.
The Welsh Terrier is similar to the Airedale Terrier and Lakeland Terrier in appearance.
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