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Welsh Terrier

The spunky, outgoing Welsh Terrier is characterized by his long, rectangular head with a bearded muzzle and bushy eyebrows. An ideal companion and watchdog, he is playful and happy, yet intelligent and attentive. The energetic Welsh Terrier requires a great deal of exercise and is perfect for an active family. His coarse coat should be plucked several times a year, and his facial hair needs to be combed twice weekly.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
Formerly referred to as the Old English Terrier or the Black-and-Tan Wirehaired Terrier, the Welsh Terrier originally was bred to hunt badger, fox and otter in Wales. Caroline Kennedy owned a Welsh Terrier called “Charlie.”
Welsh Terrier
  • Size Small
  • Height Males – 38 centimetres at the withers, Females – 35.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 8 to 9 kilograms
  • Coat Wiry
  • Energy High
  • Colour Black and tan or grizzle and tan
  • Activities Conformation, Agility, Hunting, Tracking, Earthdog Trials
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both