Dog Breed Profiles

Welsh Terrier

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Wales, hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
10 - 12 Years 
Color
Black and tan; also black, grizzle and tan. 
Coat
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. 
Temperament
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)
20 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
20 
Health Issues
Free of major hereditary health problems.v
Living Conditions
An apartment is adequate if daily exercise is provided. 

Breed Description

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.

Breed Infobits

The Welsh Terrier is similar to the Airedale Terrier and Lakeland Terrier in appearance.

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