Colour: All white or white with lemon, brown, blue or badger pied markings on head and ears
Lifespan: 14 years
alert • courageous • friendly • tenacious • stubborn • independent
Wilful and independent, Sealyhams have plenty of self-assurance. They are loyal and affectionate watchdogs, have retained a strong hunting instinct and need plenty of activity to keep them occupied.
Originally bred to hunt and kill badgers and otters.
The Sealyham is feisty and easily aroused, with a hard bite.
Medium. Needs exercise to burn off energy.
owners affectionate, loyal
children good if raised with them
other pets may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
strangers reserved, territorial
unfamiliar dogs can be problematic
Experienced, strong-willed, active owner able to enjoy this independent character and provide plenty of activity and play to use up its energy.
May display status-related aggression with gentle owners. Tends to be aggressive to strangers and other dogs if inadequately socialized.
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