Welsh Terrier Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Small
  • Ease of Training:Medium
  • Grooming:Medium/High
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Daily Walking
  • Energy Level:Medium/ High
  • Protection:Makes an effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes, with gentle, older children
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:Male: 35-40; Female: 30-35 lbs
  • Height:Male: 18-19; Female: 17-18 inches
  • Coat Colour:deep tan with black or grizzle jacket

Welsh Terrier Coat

The Welsh Terrier has a very short coat. Resembling the coat of the Airedale Terrier, it is short, dense, hard, and wiry. The coat should always be close and abundant on this breed.

Welsh Terrier Character

The Welsh Terrier has a great sense of humor and makes a good child's companion, given the child knows how to properly handle a dog with this level of energy. Long legged, this breed is an excellent jumper/hopper and will be sure to give everyone a good laugh.

Welsh Terrier Temperament

Intelligent, sweet, lively, and eager to please, the Welsh Terrier does well in a family environment. He is generally good around children providing the children to not overly pester, and does well with other animals. This breed should always be properly socialized at an early age.

Welsh Terrier Care

The Welsh Terrier should have at least weekly brushing to remove loose or dead hair. Regular bathing is not necessary, however a wipe down with a damp or dry washcloth should remove most dirt, if any. The beard of this breed should be cleaned regularly.

Welsh Terrier Activity

The Welsh Terrier is a very energetic breed, however he does do well in a home environment. A small yard is best as this breed loves to play catch and would do well in a fenced in yard. However, he can do well without a yard if given sufficient exercise.

Welsh Terrier Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Welsh Terrier is around 12-15 years. There are a number of health problems to look out for with this breed, and this includes glaucoma, cataracts, lens luxation, luxating patella, seizures, allergies, and thyroid problems. The parents of the Welsh Terrier puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.