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Welsh Terrier

General Description

The Welsh Terrier is a cheerful, intelligent dog who loves to have fun and is always affectionate. He's energetic and has a playful nature. Loyal and devoted.

General Health

The potential health problems that Welsh Terriers are prone to include: Glaucoma – increased pressure within the eye. Lens luxation – dislocation of the lens of the eye. Hip dysplasia – hip joint laxity as a result of poor development, which will eventually lead to arthritis.

Character and Temperament

Intelligent, Friendly, Spirited, Alert

 

Exercise

Over one hour a day

Origin

The Welsh Terrier originates from Wales and was originally bred for hunting fox, rodents and badger; but during the last century, it has mainly been bred for showing. Despite this, it has retained its terrier strength of character. The Welsh Terrier has been claimed to be the oldest existing dog breed in the UK.

Stats

Average Dog Weight

19-22

Average Bitch Weight

19-22

Average Life Expectancy

12-15


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