Thinking about purchasing an Sealyham Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Sealyham Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Sealyham Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Sealyham Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Sealyham Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Sealyham Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Sealyham Terrier Profile
The Sealyham Terrier is the embodiment of power and determination, ever keen and alert, yet free from clumsiness. Resembling the wire fox terrier, they are playful, with an eager to please, outgoing, friendly attitude. They also have their own sense of humor and like many terriers make delightful companions. Rather aggressive in the past, Sealyham Terriers have mellowed out into a hardworking, robust, and resilient breed. They can be willful and stubborn but they are loyal to their family. Making a tireless companion, Sealyham Terriers are sometimes known as the couch potato as they require less exercise than most terriers. On the other hand, however, if the Sealyham sees another animal it will most likely go after it. They were bred to hunt badgers, foxes, skunks and other prey, and therefore have a strong hunting urge. Sealyham Terriers can be rather bossy, and therefore should be trained to know who or what they can and cannot go after. They do not require a large amount of space, as they are short and stocky. They have rather long bodies, a long face, and a stubby tail that can be docked. Their ears are level with the rest of their head and form triangles. They come in mostly white, with lemon, brown, blue or badger pied markings on the head and ears. Sealyham Terriers are relatively long-lived animals, and require a firm owner who will not spoil them.
Height: 10 - 12
Colors: All white,
or white with lemon, brown, blue or badger pied markings on head and ears, much
black or heavy ticking undesirable.
Terriers are strong-willed, active, fun-loving, and bright. They can be bossy
and independent, but are game and hardy. Sealyhams need firm and experienced
handling. They are hardworking, resilient and robust. They are sturdy dogs,
but have been known to be rather lazy inside the house. They get along with
children, but are unafraid of a fight with another animal. They are quite alert,
confident and intelligent.
Watch-dog: High. Sealyham
Terriers are rather alert and will let their owners know if anything unusual
is going on.
Care and Exercise: Groom
Sealyham Terriers twice a week to prevent matting. Hand stripping is required
for showing. They need occasional trimming and plucking. Exercise daily on a
lead as they enjoy a good long walk. They can become overweight if not exercised
consistently. Do not let them off the leash when outside of their yard, as they
like to wander.
Activity: Indoors - Low.
Outdoors - Medium.
Sealyham Terrier Health Issues: Eye problems, skin allergies, and deafness.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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