Welsh Terrier

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Breed Attributes


Breed group: Terrier    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: , , , ,


Size: Medium     Weight: 20-21 pounds     Fur length: Long    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Curly    Fur Color: Black & Brown


Life Expectancy: 10-12 years    Rarity: Common    Availability: Easily available    Climate: Good for every climate.

Breed Details


The Welsh Terrier looks more likely of a small Airedale Terrier. It is a British breed, originated from Wales and existed since the last century. It was better known as "Old English Terrier" or "Black and Tan Haired Terrier" in the 1900's. These breeds have been recognized since 1886 and are more common than the Airedale Terrier or the Fox Terrier.

These breeds can usually grow up to 38 cm with a weight of 9-10 kg. They are affectionate, happy and volatile, and usually the shy-type. They are more mild-mannered and calm than many terriers but are still playful and can be mischievous to provide plenty of entertainment and challenges.


These breeds are commonly seen in black and tan combinations or sometimes in reddish-brown with black, or black, grizzle and tan, free from black penciling on toes.


Welsh Terriers have a wire-haired, very thick and close, hard and abundant coat.


Welsh Terriers are non-aggressive, playful, active, happy. They can sometimes have an attitude and are bad to get bored because they can be destructive, messy and become a big problem. They will not listen to their owners if they are strong minded than their owners, and does will not respond to harsh discipline. They can become stubborn at times and develop dog-aggressiveness if not trained well. They are great family dogs. They are friendly to people and other dogs and can also be trusted with children. They can sometimes protective and marks their teritory. They are attentive and barks when they senses something mysterious on their surroundings.


The Welsh Terrier will needs to be groomed with a brush and comb a few times a week. Their wiry jacket needs combing two to three times weekly, plus shaping every three months. Shaping for these pets is by clipping or stripping or trimming. They shed little to no hair. Depending on their coat, the hair have to be plucked two, three or more times a year. They usually have longer hair at the feet, on the belly, and around the face which gives them the typical Welsh Terrier appearance.


The Welsh Terriers are very intelligent dogs. They can work independently and think for themselves. Their obedience can be a problem at times since they can easily get bored with repetitive methods in the training. They can be creative and inventive and looks for something fun to do whenever they feel bored. Training these smart terrier breeds must be unique and fun to be able to create a desire for these breeds to please and obey you. It will be good for these breeds to house-train them at an early age or even the moment they arrive at their new home.


These breeds are very playful and active. They do not want to be left alone in the house especially for long hours. They will need a daily regular exercise or else they become bored, noisy and destructive at home. Running around the yard during the day may not be enough for them. They will require to be always entertained. Giving them tiresome activities like chasing toys, going on outdoor trips and swimming will be best for them.

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