Height: 15-20 inches
Weight: 19-22 lbs.
Life Span: 10-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Terriers
Welsh terriers are very loyal family companions with high energy levels.
They are not as enthusiastic about strangers and will bark to announce their
They are intelligent and do well in obedience training. Some Welsh terriers
are happy to play with other dogs, while others will take on dogs of all
They see cats as prey, though they may tolerate them if socialized with
them at an early age. Some Welsh terriers can be possessive of their food
bowls and toys.
Welsh terriers can live in cities as long as they are given enough exercise.
This tough, tenacious dog has limitless energy to run and play.
The Welsh terrier's outercoat is hard, wiry, and dense with a close-fitting
thick jacket; the undercoat is short and soft. The jacket is black or grizzle,
spreading onto the neck, down onto the tail, and into the upper thighs.
The legs, hindquarters, and head are a clear reddish tan.
Distinctive features include bushy eyebrows, a beard, and small V-shaped
ears. Welsh terrier pups are born black.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Welsh terriers need to be brushed and combed twice a week and trimmed every
three months. They have a lot of energy and need the chance to run and play
in a secured area on a daily basis.
This scrappy terrier originated about 300 years ago in North Wales to hunt
otter, fox, and badger and is still used on farms today to control vermin.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club