The Welsh terrier is sometimes called ‘small Airedale terrier ‘or’ brown-black Fox terrier ‘. As the name suggests, this dog hails from Wales. Like most terriers, this is a feisty little dog with a curious nature. His cheerful, playful nature makes him a great family dog. Yet these dogs are not really typical terriers in terms of behavior. They are fiery energy bombs, but they are also extremely sensitive. They are looking for a nice and patient owner with a sense of humor. They also get along well with other pets and unknown visitors. Despite its drive for independence, the Welsh Terrier likes to reward its family members with affection and unconditional love and friendship. He can be a real stuffed animal for children. He will also protect his family by barking at strange noises or when there are intruders.
This long-legged and rough-haired four-legged friend can be recognized by its wiry brown coat with black saddle pattern, the typical ‘black and tan’ color. This coat offers protection against almost all weather conditions. This rather small dog has a sturdy, proud physique and has an average height of around 39 cm. Typically, the Welsh terrier weighs about 9-10 kilograms.
This breed is one of the oldest of the terrier breeds. Like all terriers, the Welsh Terrier requires consistent upbringing. He especially likes to play and romp around with a ball or frisbee. He really enjoys playing games with the family. If you let him handle commands from an early age, you can train this dog very well. In terms of grooming, these dogs are not that demanding. It is advisable to brush it weekly and trim it every two years. Washing is not really necessary as this terrier has a water-repellent coat. But it’s a good idea if his fur is dirty or smelly. The life expectancy of the Welsh terrier is 12 to 15 years.