Colour: Black and tan for preference, or black grizzle and tan
Lifespan: 14 years
sociable • curious • playful • tenacious
Welsh Terriers are active, curious and busy, always looking for something to do. Courageous and independent, they have not lost their hunting spirit and are unlikely to back down if challenged.
Originally bred to hunt and kill rats and other small animals.
Alert and easily aroused, the Welsh Terrier has a hard bite.
Medium. Enjoys exercise and games.
owners affectionate, loyal
children good if raised with them
other pets may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
strangers can be wary, territorial
unfamiliar dogs can be problematic
Experienced, confident owner who has the time and energy to play, train and exercise a dog with an exuberant, independent character.
Tends to be aggressive to other dogs.
This dog's coat needs regular stripping or clipping to keep it in good condition.
- Q: My terrier has a red rash on her underbelly, can you suggest something to soothe it?
- A: The best course of action would be to make an appointment with your veterinary surgeon to have the rash examined. The rash may be a contact reaction to something she has laid down on, or it may be an allergy... More »
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