Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 12 in (31 cm)
Weight: Dog: 20 lb (9kg) Bitch: 18 lb (8kg)
Coat: Long, hard, and wiry, with a weather-resistant undercoat
Color: All white, or white with lemon, brown, blue, or badger pied markings on head and ears; much black or heavy ticking undesirable
|Freeman Lloyd, an authority on the Sealyham Terrier,
has traced the breed back to the l5th century, when
a family called Tucker is reputed to have imported a
small, white, long-backed Flemish terrier into Wales.
One of the Tuckers' descendants, the sportsman
Captain Edwardes, wanted dogs that would hunt
with hounds and go to ground in the now illegal
sport of badger digging. In the 1880s, he developed
the Sealyham from various terrier breeds. The breed
took its name from the village of Sealyham near
Haverfordwest, Wales, where it was created.
The Sealyham makes a fine show dog and family
pet. It is good with children, but not averse to a scrap
with its fellows. This breed requires regular brushing
and must be hand-stripped for the show ring. If
intending to exhibit, advice on grooming should be
sought from the breeder or some other expert.