All About the Welsh Terrier
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The Welsh Terrier is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.
Males – Height: 15 to 15.5 inches.
Weight: 20 pounds.
Females – Height: 15 to 15.5 inches.
Weight: 20 pounds.
Welsh Terriers are commonly black and tan.
Welsh Terriers are smart, peppy and animated companions. They love to chase things but also like to please their owners and demonstrate a surprising patience with them. They are always game for a new adventure or activity.
Welsh Terriers are a medium-energy breed and need a moderate amount of exercise!
They are content going on a long walk or engaging in a vigorous backyard play session. If they are taken off leash, owners must keep a sharp eye on them as they will engage in hunting.
- Welsh Terriers have a short, soft undercoat covered by a dense, wiry outercoat.
- They are a high-maintenance grooming breed, requiring a comb two to three times a week and a cutting and shaping every few months.
- They have distinctive V-shaped ears that drop over.
12 to 14 years
Welsh Terriers are a generally healthy breed. Their most common health concern is lens luxation. Cataracts, patellar luxation and distichiasis are seen occasionally.
Welsh Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.
Welsh Terriers are very good family pets. They are good with children, although they can be scrappy with other dogs and smaller household pets. They can also be hard to housebreak.
- Welsh Terriers are, as their name suggests, native to Wales, where they were also called Old English Terriers and Black and Tan Wire Haired Terriers.
- They began competing in dog show competitions in the 1880s. Many of the early dogs proved too rough for the refined ring, however, and so owners began cross-breeding the dogs with Wire Fox Terriers.
- Caroline Kennedy owned a Welsh Terrier named Charlie when she lived in the White House.