Non-sporting Breeds

Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 15 in (39cm) maximum
Weight: 20-21 lb (9-9.5kg)
Coat: Abundant, wiry, hard, and close
Color: Black and tan for preference; also black, grizzle, and tan; free from black penciling on toes; black below hocks most undesirable

The Welsh Terrier resembles very closely both the Lakeland Terrier and the larger Airedale Terrier. Like another similar terrier, the Irish, the Welsh Terrier is of Celtic origin. Two strains of it were evolved by the Welsh,a Celtic strain using a coarse-haired Black and Tan Terrier and an English strain using an Airedale and a Fox Terrier cross, and appeared as a distinct breed in the late 18th century. The English strain is said to have died out. These terriers were originally popular for hunting badger, fox, and otter. The Welsh Terrier is energetic, affectionate, and good with children. It enjoys plenty of exercise and will need to have its coat stripped at least twice a year, if it is the intention to exhibit. Many owners of pet Welsh Terriers have their dog's coat clipped.
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