Sealyham Terrier

Breed stats

Breed group Terrier Size Medium Life span Over 10 Years Exercise Up to 1 hour per day Grooming Every day Coat length Long Coat sheds? No
Sealyham Terriers have been descried as "the most beautiful union between cheerfulness and courage."

They are similar in shape and size to the Scottish Terrier: sturdy, small, short-legged, with long, double coat, wiry on the outer layer, and a bearded face. The differences are they have ears that fold forward and are normally mainly white.

They were developed in Wales in the mid 1800s by Captain John Edwards who bred different terriers together to try to create the best one for hunting den animals. They can be quite difficult to train, but are an intelligent, fun, loving and brave little dog. They make good watchdogs and ratters. They can be reserved around strangers and are better with older children but are generally OK with other pets. Although they enjoy a daily walk, they are quite inactive indoors.

They need brushing, combing, to be stripped occasionally and professionally trimmed. They are a generally healthy breed.


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