Welsh Terrier

Group 2: Terriers
Height: 36 – 39 cm
Weight: 9 – 9.5 kg

Energy Level: High
Original Function: Hunting
Lifespan: 12 – 14 yrs

Recommended for: Most people/families.

Note: Not many in Australia

Welsh Terrier

About This Breed

The Welsh Terrier was used as hunting dogs to hunt otters, badgers and foxes. Their smaller size also makes them useful keeping the farms and stables free of rats and other vermin. They never became too popular though as the hunters preferred dogs with white on them, so more visible in the fields.

They are an affectionate dog which is intelligent and easily trained. They make great company and enjoy working or doing things for you.

General Characteristics

Appearance: Medium sized body. Small dark eyes, V shaped ears are semi erect. Strong well boned legs. Smart, workmanlike, well-balanced and compact.

Temperament: Happy rarely shy nature. Game and fearless but not aggressive.

Characteristics: Affectionate, obedient and easily controlled.

Colour: Black and tan for preference, or black grizzle and tan.

Coat: Wiry, hard, very close and abundant.

Grooming: The coat can be clipped several times a year to keep it looking neat and tidy. Bath when needed.

Exercise: Regular exercise is required, daily walks on lead.