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Welsh Terriers

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Welsh Terrier

All About the Welsh Terrier

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Average Height & Weight

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.

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Welsh Terrier


Typical Coloring

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.




Activity Level

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.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

Welsh Terriers are a generally healthy breed. Their most common health concern is lens luxation. Cataracts, patellar luxation and distichiasis are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Welsh Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



Welsh Terrier


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

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.




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