The Welsh terriers are classed as the most mild temperament dog amongst all terrier group. Cheerful, tricky and lively they are mischievous to please and entertaining while at play otherwise calm and poised. Intelligent, independent this breed holds traits of aggression to strangers including dogs and cats. They tend to afford canine only after well socialization from early age. Curious and inquiring nature suggests a perfect watchdog. They tend to adopt all reverse temperamental issues like excessive digging and barking when detached from family affairs or left ignored. They thrive in family.
Much-suited build of this terrier embraces all terrier-like qualities, medium in size right in square proportion, sturdy and compact package with strong bone density, strength and speed with stamina are exemplary. Soft but short inner coat is covered by a medium, dense and hard outer coat. The gait is smooth, free and easygoing with alert and confident expressions.
The Welsh Terrier is native to Wales and is one of the two local terriers which are believed to be descended from well popular old Black and Tan Rough Terriers of 18th century ear. Ancient use of Welsh was a hunter of foxes, otter and badgers. English Kennel Club recognized this breed for very first time in 1886. This breed was tough in competitive obedience shows in their early days. Further cross fertilization between Welsh and Wire Fox Terriers resulted in mild and an average temperament dog able to be shown in rings. The breed was introduced in USA by Prescott Lawrence in the year of 1888. The graph of popularity for this breed increased gradually. This dog has been confused quite often with Airedale Terriers but has no relevance with them especially after distinction of Welsh Terrier breed.
Fun making trait depicts a true terrier inside the Welsh, they are simply clown to amuse, tireless for all day long, and they only need family attachment. Welsh dogs are best selection for lively families, one would be satisfied by accompanying them on walks, picnic, hiking or travel, they never make burden at all.
The Welsh Terrier is an enthusiastic all time-all weather companion with compact personality and diversity. Whenever found among the people, they eagerly entertain all; amuse the crowd with naughty tricks. Comfortable with all types of pets that are socialized, gentle treatment with children, ample loyalty and trust to owner and responsive to family with great concerns of security and protections, they are keen to attain prominent place in house. Able to face a variety of situations, well going with any types of families they hold unique status in intelligence, a high level of tolerance against rough play by kids make them more suitable for family adaption. Puppyhood, however is challenging, they need strong handler with great patience and commitment. Forced activities are not appreciated but generate will and desire to lean in them before training sessions.
The Welsh terrier is hunter of opportunity in recent age that dispatches rodents at farmhouse, this trait appeal the dog to chase small animals, leashed walks either closed area should be managed to for day to day activities. Do not leave Welsh open, without supervision rather it would build wandering attitudes. Outfield life is well enjoyed with tolerance to all seasons yet need care in cold weathers, prefer to keep them indoors at night with warm bedding. Medium to log, its wiry coat needs regular brushing twice a week at least, to avoid matting and tangling of hairs, especial attention needed to ears cleaning to avoid infections. Further show rings events would need more shaping and style by trimming and clippings.
Owner Should Know
Challenging to housetrain, the Welsh Terrier are stubborn, they need strong and dominating owner. Being intelligent, they tend to decide their own. Ignorance to master’s commands is rarely seen.
Puppyhood is aggressive, especially to canine pets. Socialize and bring up all pets together.
Apartment life is not suggested but Welsh Terriers can go along well for such livings as long as their exercise requirements are met.
This breed is very low shedder, a fair amount of grooming is satisfactory.
Separation anxiety is not the issue for this breed as they stand survived being independent and self-sufficient.
Seek for reputed and trustworthy breeders or suppliers to get healthy puppies, ensure puppies are clinically checked and are disease free.