Welsh Terriers are very initiative and always strive to be in the center of attention. They are intelligent, energetic, active and able to act quickly and without prompting. This breed is peculiar to some stubbornness, which, however, is smoothed out by proper training.
Welsh Terriers are small hunting dogs that look like Airedale Terriers. The maximum height of the representatives of the breed is 39 cm, and the weight is 9.5 kg.
In the Welsh Terriers, a proportional, harmonious physique, a well-developed musculature, and strong limbs, which allow them to pursue their prey for a long time. The neck is long, strong, the muzzle is elongated, the jaws are strong. The eyes are small, beautiful almond-shaped. Hanging ears, triangular shape, set high. The tail is strong, set high, keeps above the level of the back; currently it is not stopped, although it has always been stopped before. The coat is of medium length, tough, wire-like, is extended on the legs, resembling pants, and also forms a small mustache and beard on the muzzle. The color is usually two-tone: a combination of black and red colors, gray areas are acceptable.
The Welsh Terriers get on well with other pets, provided they have been in contact with them since childhood. It will be difficult for an adult dog to get along with other pets, if not impossible: the hunting instinct is quite strongly developed in the Welsh Terriers, and they will definitely fight for their territory.
But the Welsh Terriers get on well with people. They are very contact and sociable, easily find a common language with everyone and enjoy playing with children. Dogs always strive to please their owners, they incredibly appreciate approval and will do everything to make the family proud of their pet. If the owner does not pay due attention to the dog, does not deal with it and does not praise for success, the welsh terrier will be depressed and detached.
Often, the Welsh Terriers are capricious and stubborn, so the training of these dogs is not an easy task. However, the pet easily learns the information and executes commands with interest if the training is not monotonous. In other cases, an energetic pet quickly loses interest in the process and begins to stubbornly.
The key to a successful Welshteriere is patience and perseverance. And also, the sooner you start raising a pet, the more effective the result will be.
Welsh Terriers have an inexhaustible supply of energy, they love to move and play, and for a happy life they just need dynamic walks.
The Welsh Terrier is a very active dog for the same active people!
The Welsh Terriers have naturally good health, these are strong, hardy dogs, whose life expectancy is 14 years. It may be noted that the breed has a slight tendency to problems with skin and eyes, but, as a rule, these are minor ailments.
Welsh Terriers are completely unpretentious pets, and care for them is quite simple. Attention requires hard wool: it is recommended to comb the dog once a week and wash it once every 2 months. Since the Welsh Terriers do not shed, they need trimming twice a year.
These dogs easily adapt to different conditions and are equally well kept in city apartments and country houses. However, when the content in the country house you need to take care of the high fence: the terriers are very curious and jumping, they can easily jump over the fence, seeing a cat in the distance or just out of curiosity.
The breed was bred at the end of the 18th century in the UK. The ancestors of the Welsh Terrier are the black and tan hard haired terrier (lost breed), Leykland Terrier, Fox Terrier, Irish Terrier, etc. Despite the appearance of an Airedale Terrier, this breed has nothing to do with it. The Welsh Terriers received official recognition in 1885.
Thanks to keen intelligence and vigor, these dogs have always been considered universal. They were excellent game hunters, dexterous rat-catchers, reliable guards and, of course, great friends.
Today, the Welsh Terriers have mastered many new professions: now they are not only hunters and guards, but also members of search and rescue operations and even talented therapists. Especially popular are the Welsh Terriers in the USA.