Thinking about purchasing an Welsh 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 Welsh 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 Welsh 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 Welsh 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 Welsh 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 Welsh Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Welsh Terrier Profile
Bold and spirited, the Welsh Terrier is similar to the Airedale Terrier and Lakeland Terrier in appearance. A true terrier at heart, they are not as hot-headed as some of the other terriers. They are affectionate dogs who have outgoing natures making them ideal family pets. Welsh Terriers are reserved around strangers, and make brave watchdogs. Welsh Terriers are a game, alert, aware, and spirited breed. But at the same time, Welsh Terriers are friendly and show self control. Welsh Terriers are intelligent and have a desire to please which is evident in their attitude. Being of smaller size than their relatives the Airedale Terriers, they are of good size with small drop ears and docked tails. Welsh Terriers are sometimes referred to as "Welshies", and usually have black and tan colorations. They have wiry, abundant fur that is hard to the touch. With somewhat of a beard and a fringe on their legs, the Welshie is an interesting looking breed with a curious personality.
Height: 14 - 15.5
and tan as well as black, grizzle and tan. It is free of black penciling on
the toes and black below the hocks is undesirable.
Terriers are active and playful. They are very curious, sometimes too much for
their own good. They are an intelligent and game breed, ready for any kind of
fun. They are friendly and outgoing with all kinds of people. Welsh Terriers
are spirited, courageous and bold dogs.
Watch-dog: Very High. Welsh
Terriers are very inquisitive and intelligent.
Care and Exercise: Brush the Welsh
Terrier three times per week, bathe when necessary. Regular trimming
of their coat is needed if they are being shown, preferably by hand-stripping.
Their coats need to be stripped twice a year. Clipping the dog's coat is a popular
alternative. Regular daily exercise is also needed, on or off the leash. They
enjoy their exercise. Welsh Terriers enjoy a game of ball or a run in the countryside.
They also enjoy swimming.
Activity: Very High. This
breed requires a lot of exercise.
Welsh Terrier Health Issues: Epilepsy, glaucoma, skin allergies and thyroid problems.
Life Span: 10 - 12 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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