Sealyham Terrier Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Small
  • Ease of Training:Low/Medium
  • Grooming:High
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Daily walks
  • Energy Level:Low/Medium
  • Protection:Can make an effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes, with gentle, older children
  • Health Clearances:CERF, BAER, heart clearance
  • Weight:Male: 23-24; Female: 18-22 lbs
  • Height:10.5 inches
  • Coat Colour:Any solid colour including sable

Sealyham Terrier Coat

The Sealyham Terrier has a harsh, coarse, and straight double coat that is water resistant. The outer coat is hard and wiry, while the under coat is soft and dense. The coat is all white, or may have lemon, tan, or badger markings on the head and ears. The Sealyham is a very minimal shedder.

Sealyham Terrier Character

The Sealyham Terrier is a hardy and muscular breed. They are proud, compact, and charming. They are lively, bold, vigorous, and exhibit a robust nature. The Sealyham is a jaunty and jovial companion that has a deep depth of devotion to their owner and family.

Sealyham Terrier Temperament

The Sealyham Terrier is highly intelligent and affectionate. They are extremely loyal, independent, and spirited. They are not rambunctious as is usually a trait of the terrier breed. They do best with older considerate children. They are somewhat reserved with strangers. They typically get along well with other dogs they know, but are aggressive to dogs they don't know. The Sealyham Terrier is very vocal and makes a good watchdog. They thrive on being an integral part of the family.

Sealyham Terrier Care

The Sealyham Terrier requires professional trimming and stripping of the coat. They need to be brushed twice weekly to prevent mats from forming. Bathing should only be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. Dry shampoo as needed. This breed does best in cooler climates. Sealyham Terriers have very few health problems. They are allergic to fleas, are prone to deafness, and may have skin sensitivities.

Sealyham Terrier Activity

The Sealyham Terrier requires moderate exercise. They enjoy securely leashed walks. They thrive on family activities and play sessions. The Sealyham is well suited for apartment and condominium living, but is equally at home in the country setting.

Sealyham Terrier Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Sealyham Terrier is around 12-15 years. There are a number of health problems to look out for with this breed, and this includes spinal problems, PRA, deafness, heart problems, cataracts, and glaucoma. Puppies should come with BAER certificates, and the parents of the Sealyham Terrier puppy should have CERF certificates.