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Sealyham Terrier

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Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terriers are rather low-set and have a thick, wavy coat that hangs to the ground. Coat colors include white or yellow-white. Lemon, tan or badger markings are allowed on the head and ears. The hair on the body is long, like a skirt. The head is long, broad, powerful and should be in balance with the body. The ears are wide and are carried against the cheek. They have a large nose and very large teeth. The eyes are dark and almond-shaped. The neck is long. The front legs are short and straight and the hindlegs are muscular and powerful. The tail is docked and is carried upright.

Temperament Sealyhams are spirited, loving, affectionate and brave little dogs. They are not as rowdy as other terrier breeds. They are reserved with strangers but good with other pets. They can be very dog aggressive. They may be a bit difficult to train. They make great watchdogs and excellent ratters. They do better with older children. They love to bark and to be a key part in the family. Firm and fair discipline is the best way to approach training.
Height, Weight Height: Not more than 12" ; Weight: Not more than 20 lbs.
Health Problems They are a fairly healthy breed.
Living Conditions Sealyhams will do great living in an apartment and do fine without a yard. This breed prefers cooler climates.
Exercise This low-energy breed makes a good walking companion. They only require small bits of exercise making them great low-key companions.
Life Expectancy About 15 years
Grooming This breed needs frequent brushing and occasional trimming and plucking. Even more grooming is necessary for the show dog. They shed little or no hair.
Origin The Sealyham Terrier was bred in Wales in the mid-1900s. Captain John Edwardes of Sealyham, Pembrokeshire, was determined to produce his idea of a perfect terrier. He wanted a breed that was small enough to go to ground after badgers and courageous enough to fight otters with the Captain's Otterhounds. The Sealyham is believed to have begun with the Corgi and with the Dandie for short legs and pluck. The West Highland White Terrier, Bull Terrier and Wire Fox Terrier are possible contributors to this breed. They are recognized by the AKC and the UKC.
Group Terrier