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Hound breeds: Welsh Terrier
This breed, originally named the Caravonshire Welsh Terrier, originated in the 1800s. Prior to this, this breed was known as the Old English Terrier or the Black and Tan Wirehaired Terrier. His look and color has changed little, if any, in the past 100 years. In 1888 these dogs made their first appearance in Madison Square Garden in the Miscellaneous class. It was, however, quite some time before the breed gained popularity in the United States and more were imported.
General descriptionHeight: 15-15.5 inches
Weight: 20 pounds
Color: Black or grizzle (black, red and white mix) color with deep, reddish tan markings on the legs and head.
Even when on a regular grooming schedule, these dogs need to have their legs and beard brushed with a slicker brush, and if maintained weekly, the coat will not become matted. Most find it easier to have these dogs professionally groomed every 6-8 weeks, rather than giving them the haircut they require at home. The beard is a particular trouble spot for matting with this breed due to food. The beard needs to be brushed more frequently than the rest of the body, for some dogs even daily.
This breed is prone to Von Willebrand's disease, hypothyroidism, and eye problems.
Breed characteristics and personality
This breed is not shy or timid in the least. He is fearless, curious, and energetic. This breed loves the company of children and makes a wonderful companion.
For two hundred years, this breed was used to hunt otter and badger. Now it makes a great companion or workman.
Web linksAKC Welsh Terrier page
The Welsh Terrier Club of America Rescue Service
Welsh Terrier Homepage
Finnish Welsh Terrier Club