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Welsh Terrier


Other Names

Welshie

History

The Welsh Terrier originally came from Wales, United Kingdom where they were called the Old English Terrier and Black and Tan Wire Haired Terrier. They were used to hunt game such as foxes and otters. They were brought to the United States in the late 1800s by Prescott Lawrence.

Appearance

A compact dog with a unique expression, sturdy and rugged, medium sized, expressive eyes and ears

Color and Coat

Double coated with dense and wiry jacket. Legs, hips, shoulders and head are tan to deep red in color while the jacket is black.

AKC Group

Terrier

Height

14-16 inches

Weight

Around 20 pounds

Activity Level

High

Tempermant

Friendly, spirited, outgoing, intelligent, ready to please, alert

Other Facts

Welsh Terriers make great dogs for the active young family. Their coat needs to be plucked and brushed regularly. The Welsh Terriers shed very little and needs regular exercise to expend energy. President John F Kennedy owned a Welsh Terrier named Charlie.
 
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