Height: 14 – 15.5 inches Weight: 20 – 21 lbs
Colors: Black and tan; also black, grizzle and tan. Coat: Abundant, wiry, hard and close.
Temperament: Welsh Terriers are active, playful With Children: Yes, usually patient with children. With Pets: Yes, if socialized from a young age not to chase. Special Skills: Hunting dog and family pet
Watch-dog: Very High Guard-dog: Low
Care and Exercise: Brush the Welsh Terrierthree times per week, bathe when necessary. Regularly trimming of their coat is needed if showing, preferably by hand-stripping. Regular daily exercise, on or off the leash. Welsh Terriers enjoy a game of ball or a run in the countryside. Training: Welsh Terriers needs basic obedience training to make them an enjoyable companion. Give them a constant variety and remain consistent as they will try to divert you from your intentions. Learning Rate: High, Obedience – Low, Problem Solving – Medium
Activity: Very High Living Environment: An apartment is adequate if daily exercise is provided.
Health Issues: Free of major hereditary health problems.
Life Span: 10 – 12 years Litter Size: 3 – 6
Country of Origin: Celtic History: Developed in North Wales and the north of England they were used to hunt otter, fox and badgers. Their direct ancestors are two strains. The Celtic strain using the coarse-haired Black and Tan Terrier and the English strain using the Airedale and Fox Terrier.
First Registered by the AKC: 1888 AKC Group: Terrier Class: Terrier Registries: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI (Group 3), KC (GB), UKC