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At A Glance


Size: Medium

Weight: 30 - 40 lbs.

Height: 15" - 17"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Welsh Terrier

Also know as: Old English Terrier, Black & Tan Wire-haired Terrier

Group: Terrier

Origin: Wales

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Earth Dog

History and Facts: The breed was well established in Northern Wales in the 1700s. It was bred to hunt badger, fox, otter and rats.

Temperament / Behavior
This breed is friendly, smart, high-spirited and eager-to-please. The Welsh Terrier is a "one family dog". The breed can be dominant, territorial and adverse to being handled. These dogs have a tendency to bark. Training activities should be varied -- this breed loves to work and hunt.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Welsh Terrier needs daily exercise. This breed can be a good city dog if provided with plenty of exercise. However, it should always be kept on a leash if in public. A fenced yard is ideal for this breed.

Grooming: The Welsh Terrier has a short, dense, wiry coat that needs weekly brushing. It's beard may need cleaned regularly. Clip your Welsh Terrier's coat 3 - 4 times a year. Regular bathing is not necessary; just wipe coat with a damp cloth.

 

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