Sealyham Terrier

The Sealyham Terrier is a wilful, independent little dog that has plenty of self confidence. They are known for making good little watchdogs.

These small dogs have strong hunting instincts and need an active owner that is going to provide them with lots of play and activity to keep them occupied.

Sealyham Terrier Facts

Sealyham Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 25-31 cm (10-12 in)

Weight: 8-9 kg (18-20 lb)

Coat: Long, hard and wiry topcoat with a thick undercoat

Colour: All white or white with lemon, brown, blue or badger pied markings on head and ears

Lifespan: 14 years

Special Characteristics

These little dogs are easily aroused and are considered to be feisty at times. You would also describe this dog as being alert, courageous, friendly, tenacious, stubborn and independent.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs are classed as having medium exercise requirements and needs regular exercise to burn off their energy. These dogs require two good walks each day.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are affectionate and loyal towards their owners.

Children: Usually good if raised with them.

Other Pets: They have a high prey drive and love to chase. They may cause harm to small pets and may well injure cats unless raised with them.

Strangers: They are reserved around strangers and are known to be territorial.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Can be problematic around unknown dog breeds unless well socialised.

What to Watch Out For

Can be strong-willed and are best suited to a determined owner. If the dog is not well socialised it will be problematic around strangers and other unknown dogs.

Health Risks

Just four health risks to take note of with this breed including; eye problems, spinal problems, heart defects and deafness.

Ideal Owner

The ideal owner of the Sealyham Terrier needs to be experienced with dogs of this nature and will do best around this dog if they are strong-willed.

These small dogs really do need an active owner that can provide them with plenty of play and exercise to use up all its excess energy.

More Photos

Sealyham Terrier with white and lemon fur coat Sealyham Terrier with all white fur coat

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