Height: 10.5 inches
Weight: 22-24 lbs.
Life Span: 12-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Terriers
The independent, fun-loving Sealyham makes an excellent urban companion.
Although comfortable with gentle children over eight years old, they won't
tolerate rough handling.
Sealyhams are naturally cautious with strangers. They can be aggressive
with other animals if not socialized early and require early obedience training
with owners who are able to maintain dominance.
Their deep bark, which makes them seem more aggressive than they actually
are, emphasizes their watchdog talents. Sealyhams, like Scotties, do well
in apartments and cities if their exercise needs are met.
The Sealyham's weather-resistant coat is firm and wiry on top and soft and
dense underneath. The dogs are all white or white with lemon, tan, or badger
markings on the head and ears.
Distinctive features include bushy eyebrows, a beard, and round-tipped ears
that fold down.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Sealyhams should be brushed and combed twice a week and trimmed every three
months. They need brisk daily walks and occasional romps in secured areas.
The Sealyham terrier was developed in Wales in the 19th century to be a
bold, tenacious rat and badger hunter.
Breed-related health concerns: allergies, deafness, hereditary eye
problems including glaucoma.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club