Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: Wales
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: Maximum allowed: 15 inches (39 cm)
Weight: 20 - 21 pounds (9 - 9½ kg)
Color: Grizzle & Tan, Black & Tan
Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Spirited, Alert, Friendly, Intelligent
Litter Size: 3 - 7 puppies
Health Problems: Some lines are prone to eye problems and skin irritations.

The Welsh Terrier looks like a small Airedale Terrier compact and rugged-looking, with a wiry coat.

The head is long, flat and rectangular, with bushy eyebrows, mustache and beard.

The Muzzle is squared at the end, never pointed and is somewhat deeper than that of the Fox Terriers. The v-shaped ears fold forward.

The nose is black and the almond-shaped eyes are small and dark. The teeth meet in a scissors or level bite (scissors bite is preferred).

The cat-like feet are small and rounded. The top of the back forms a straight, level line. Dewclaws on front and back legs are removed.

The harsh wiry coat comes in black & tan and grizzle. Puppies are born all black. The extremities then lighten gradually, leaving a black jacket. The tail is docked and carried gaily.