Origin and characteristics

Although the history of the Welsh Terrier is not completely clear, the breed is known to be quite old. They were commonly used to hunt foxes, otters, and badgers, and he excelled at eradicating vermin. Bred to hunt independently, Welsh Terrier has his very own personality.

The Welsh Terrier can be a perfect companion for an active family who has the time to care for him and meet his exercise requirements. Affectionate with the whole family, even kids and other dogs, these high energy pups will be playmates with just about anybody. They have a lot of energy and require an hour of exercise and mental stimulation every day.

A Welshie is intelligent but can be difficult to train because he can get bored quickly. They like to be up in high places and will climb onto tables and other high furniture.

Like many terriers, the Welshie has a strong prey drive and can be combative with other dogs if not properly socialized .

The Welsh Terrier is a cheerful, intelligent dog who loves to have fun and is always affectionate. He’s energetic and has a playful nature. His loving disposition and energy make him an excellent family companion who’s great with children. The Welsh Terrier is very fond of toys and will burn off his energy playing by himself with his favourite squeaky toy.

The Welsh Terrier is a born watchdog and will bark when he sees or hears something suspicious. A house with a small fenced garden is better suited to his energy and noise. Like many other terriers, the Welshie has a great time digging and can easily make a mess of gardens.

  • Lifespan: 10-14 Years

  • Size: 35-38 cm

  • Weight: up to 9 kg

  • Breed group: terrier

  • Coat: short double coat

Coat, Shedding, Grooming

The Welsh Terrier has an outer coat that’s hard and wiry and an undercoat that’s soft and short, which makes them waterproof.

As a low- to nonshedder, the Welshie can make a great companion for people with allergies.

Welshies need their coats brushed on a regular basis and also need their coats stripped about every eight weeks.

How to manage shedding?

They should be brushed at least once per week, although it’s better to do it every other day. Unless he’s clipped, that wiry coat will need to be stripped several times a year to remove any loose or dead hair and to prevent it from matting.

Welsh Terriers shed very little hair, but this does not mean their coats do not need frequent brushing as this prevents any nasty tangles and mats forming. They hardly ever need a bath; their double waterproof coats repel dirt and moisture extremely effectively.

If you brush your dog regularly it will take you far less time on each occasion which is just one of the reasons why it’s such a good idea to set up frequent grooming sessions.

The best tools to use on their coats is either a slicker or pin brush which helps get rid of all dead and shedding hair to prevent it from getting matted and horribly tangled.

A dead coat, if not stripped out, will end up getting matted. Stripping the coat out encourages new and health growth which is important for the overall condition of the coat.

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