The real ones belong to this breed – loyal and faithful – friends. Silikhem-terriers are very fond of their family members, they are loyal and selfless dogs who, if it were required, would accomplish any feats for the owners and, without hesitation, would sacrifice their lives.
Sealyham Terrier is a small harmonious dog, the maximum height at the withers of which is 31 cm and its weight is up to 11.5 kg. According to the standard, the height of the terrier at the withers corresponds to the length of the back.
Despite its compact size, the appearance of the Sealyham Terrier embodies strength and grandeur. This is a stately, proportionally built, hardy dog with thick eyebrows and sideburns, which are the hallmark of the breed. The muzzle of the Sealyham Terrier is of a rectangular format, the transition to the back of the nose from the forehead is smooth, hidden by a fluffy bang. The nose is black. The eyes are small and dark. The ears are semi-erect, triangular in shape, the tips of the ears are flush with the cheeks. The tail is set high, held vertically, may remain in its natural state (held straight or slightly bent into the sickle) or stopped. The standard does not allow breaks and rings.
Wool of Sealyham Terrier of medium length, hard, wire-like, with a dense undercoat, protecting from moisture and bad weather. Classic color: white. Markings on the head and ears of cream, brown, blue or zoned shades are allowed.
In the world of terriers, this breed is a true individual. Compared with their hyperactive and playful counterparts, the Sealyham Terriers are real couch potatoes. Beautiful snow-white dogs just love to doze, bask on a soft stove bench and enjoy the comfort of home.
However, they remain true terriers, and they do not have the determination and strength of character. Every day the life of the Sealyham Terrier perceives as a new journey. This is an inquisitive, energetic and cheerful pet, whose optimistic mood is preserved in old age.
As for attachment to the host, then the true ones belong to this breed – loyal and loyal – friends. Silikhem-terriers are very fond of their family members, they are loyal and selfless dogs who, if it were required, would accomplish any feats for the owners and, without hesitation, would sacrifice their lives.
The terrier gladly shares any pastime of the owner: with the same pleasure he will make a company in an active walk or get comfortable with you on the couch. With children, this friendly pet also gets along great. However, children should be able to handle animals, because a proud and independent terrier will not tolerate regular twitching of a beard. To treat him with respect.
With proper education, the Sealyham Terrier is a very obedient and responsible dog. By their nature, these snow-white pets always strive to please the owner, so there are no problems in the training and upbringing. But all work with a dog should be moderately persistent and necessarily friendly. To the boring, monotonous pursuits, energetic terriers quickly lose interest, and the master’s rudeness towards them casts doubt and trust, and friendship.
Energetic terriers have good health by nature. The average lifespan of these dogs is 13-15 years.
Sealyham Terrier – the ideal dog for keeping in an apartment. However, for the normal development of a pet requires physical activity: two active walks per day will be quite enough. Do not forget to set different tasks for a smart energetic dog and often take it up with an interesting game. Silichem-terriers are active and inquisitive, they adore puzzles, and their mind needs to be trained.
Caring for a dog, on the whole, is standard, only thick wool needs special attention. Combing it is desirable at least twice a week. In addition, the Sealyham Terriers need regular grooming and trimming. Bathe pets only as needed, using special soft shampoos for dogs.
Do not forget to monitor the condition of the teeth and ears.
The homeland of the Sealyham Terriers is Great Britain, and more specifically the county of Haverfordwest, the estate of Silichem, after which the breed was named. Brisk pets brought John Edwards, who set himself the goal of creating new talented hunters for small prey. The selection work involved Fox Terriers, Welsh Corgi, West Highland White Terriers, Dandy Dinmont Terriers, White English Terriers.
Having hit the world with excellent hunting and convivial qualities, the Sealyham Terriers quickly gained popularity. For a long time they were considered dogs of the stars, as a huge number of famous people gave their preference to these pets.
The first breed club was founded in 1908, and in 1910 the Sealyham Terriers were officially recognized.
Today, these little dogs, popular all over the world, are first and foremost excellent companions and family pets – and only then hunters.