Often mistaken for a small Airedale terrier this is a completely separate breed. Closely resembling the Lakeland Terrier
Their original name varied from Old English terrier and black and tan wire haired terrier. The welsh terrier were created in Wales UK, and were a fearsome hunter of badger, fox and otter. They would chase prey from dens for hounds to then chase.
The Welsh terrier sounds like the perfect dog. They are smart, affectionate, active, happy. They are usually tolerant with children but their courageous hardy stamina requires an active family to take them on adventures. Because of their size they can also handle more physical rough play with children – however without adequate training and exercise playing too rough can invoke their predatory instincts. Do not play tug of war and aggressive games with the welsh terrier.
Strong training and regular exercise are required to get the best form the welsh terrier. Without rules and exercise they can become stubborn and dog aggressive.
The welsh terrier is a good swimmer and loves to dig, exercise will prevent them from causing damage around the home and yard. Being one of the larger and more cunning terriers, they can be a trial for an inexperienced owner.
Welsh terrier size: 39 cm maximum, weight 9-10 kg.
Welsh terrier grooming: The welsh terrier coat is a double coat bred to protect them from the harsh environment found on hunts. The coat comprises a hard wiry dense outer coat and a soft fine undercoat. The coats come in the colours of black, black and tan and grizzle.
For proper coat maintenance you will need to pluck the welsh terrier’s coat three or more times a year. Ideally you should brush or comb it several times a week. You can maintain the beard and feet and belly hair if you wish.