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Latest revision as of 01:01, December 22, 2007


Contents

Physical Characteristics

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Breed Group:

The Sealyham Terrier is a member of the Terrier Group.

Weight:

Male: 23-24 lb.; female: 18-22 lb.

Height:

Approx. 10.5 inches

Color(s):

The coat is all white, or with lemon, tan or badger markings.

Coat:

The Sealyham Terrier sports a water-resistant double coat that is coarse and long. The soft undercoat is dense; the hard outer coat is wiry.


Overview

Character:

This brave terrier is independent and stubborn. It wears a keen and alert expression.

Country of Origin:

Wales

History:

From 1850-1891, Captain John Edwardes of Sealyham, Wales helped develop this breed. Possible lineage includes Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Basset Hound, Bull Terrier, Fox Terrier and West Highland White Terrier. This skilled hunter chased badgers, otters and foxes.

Name:

Derived from Sealyham, Haverfordwest, Wales.

Temperament:

As one of the calmer terriers, this affectionate breed is playful and outgoing. While indoors, it can be calm and relaxed. The Sealyham Terrier is possessive of food and toys.


Care:

Training:

Train this breed early. This breed is difficult to train. If they perceive unfair correction, expect snapping or growling.

Activity:

The Sealyham enjoys moderate exercise such a short walk. Always keep on leash because this pet will run away and ignore your calls. This low energy breed with a superb hunting background can catch mice and rats. If bored, this dog will dig. This breed has watchdog abilities.

Ownership:

As a “pack dog,” the Sealyham Terrier is part of the family. Although loyal to the family, it live best with older, considerate children. Never tease or punish physically. They can be quite dog aggressive. Do not own other small pets. This friendly pet can be reserved with strangers. This terrier like to bark and dig.

Breeders:

No breeders listed at this time.

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