Non-sporting Breeds

Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier
Pedigree Points
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.
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