The Welsh Terrier looks like a small Airedale Terrier; it is compact and rugged-looking, with a wiry coat. The head is long, flat and rectangular, with bushy eyebrows, mustache and beard. This breed was originally developed in Wales to hunt otter, fox and badger in their dens and also to hunt with hounds in packs. It is an affectionate and loyal little dog; it makes an excellent family companion.
Black & tan and grizzle. Puppies are born all black. The extremities then lighten gradually, leaving a black “jacket.”
Harsh, wiry coat. It needs to have its coat plucked two, three, or more times a year depending upon the condition of the coat. It also requires grooming with a brush and comb a number of times each week. This breed sheds little to no hair.
Some lines are prone to skin and eye problems. To minimize the risk of your Welsh Terrier developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a puppy from a reputable breeder.
The Welsh Terriers are vigilant, active, cheerful and uncomplicated dogs. It is loving, loyal and hardy. The Welsh Terrier is generally brave. This is a happy, curious, playful, energetic and spunky dog. It is usually patient with children and can withstand a bit of rough play. Socialization at an early age is a must.
The Welsh Terrier is a little calmer than other terriers. Some are very combative with other animals and some are not quarrelsome at all. It may be difficult to housebreak, especially bitches. It likes to swim and some like to dig. This dog needs a firm, consistent, but gentle hand. Early obedience training is important. Give this dog constant variety in its training. The Welsh Terrier is untiring, it is always ready to play with a ball and to run and gambol off the leash in the open countryside.
This breed likes to chase after things, so don’t let it off the lead except in an enclosed area, unless the dog is very well trained.
The Welsh Terrier will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. It is very active indoors and a small yard is sufficient.