Welsh Terrier

The Welsh Terrier are busy little dogs always looking for something to do with their time. They have strong hunting instincts and are very stubborn.

These small dogs are usually good around children if raised with them, however they are not so good around other small animals like cats and hamsters.

Welsh Terrier Facts

Welsh Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 36-39 cm (14-15.5 in)

Weight: 9-9.5 kg (20-21 lb)

Coat: Abundant, hard and wiry

Colour: Black and tan or black, grizzle and tan

Lifespan: 14 years

Special Characteristics

These small dogs are easily aroused and are very alert. You would also describe this breed as being sociable, curious, playful and tenacious.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs are classed as having medium exercise requirements and enjoy exercising and playing games. The dog will be happy and content with two good walks each day.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are loyal and affectionate towards their owners.

Children: Usually good if raised with them.

Other Pets: They have a high chase and prey drive and may injure small pets including cats unless raised with them.

Strangers: This is a territorial breed of dog and will be wary of strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Can be problematic around unknown dogs, good socialisation from an early age is recommended.

What to Watch Out For

Their coat needs regular stripping or clipping to keep in good condition, this will be time consuming and could become rather expensive. The breed can be a problem around other dogs, make socialisation part of your training schedule.

Health Risks

Just three potential health risks to take note of with this breed including; patellar luxation, eye conditions and Legg-Calve-Perthes.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Welsh Terrier should be an experienced dog handler that is a confident person and has plenty of time to devote to play, train and exercise with such an energetic little dog like this.

More Photos

Welsh Terrier with black, grizzle and tan fur coat Welsh Terrier with black and tan fur coat

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