Welsh Terrier Puppies & Breed Information

Welsh Terrier

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Breed Information

Breed Group: Terrier

Weight: 20-22 lbs

Height: Male: 18-19; Female: 17-18 inches

Color(s): deep tan with black or grizzle jacket


The Welsh Terrier is very friendly, intelligent, energetic, and outgoing making him a wonderful companion. This breed is not as energetic at most terriers, however is lively and makes a great catch companion.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Being a terrier and of high energy, this breed should always have a variety of training methods. A firm yet gentle hand is a must, and the handler should always remain consistent. Given the proper training, this breed does very well in obedience, agility, and flyball.


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.


Help reduce the number of dogs in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.

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Updated: 11/27/2014

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