Welsh Terrier
Welsh Terrier
Size
Small
Height
Males – 15 to 15.5 inches at the withers, Females – 14 inches at the withers
Weight
18 to 20 pounds
Coat
Wiry
Color
Black and tan or grizzle and tan
Energy
High
Activities
Conformation, Agility, Hunting, Tracking, Earthdog Trials

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.

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.”

Training Welsh Terriers

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