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welshterrier

Welsh Terrier

Family: terrier
Area of origin: Wales
Original function: otter, fox, badger, and rat hunting
Average size of male: Ht: 18-19, Wt: 35-40
Average size of female: Ht: 17-18, Wt: 30-35
Other names: none

Welsh Terrier Dog Temperament

The Welsh, although more mild-mannered than many terriers, is still playful and mischievous enough to provide plenty of entertainment and challenges, yet he is calm enough to be a reliable house pet. He is independent, inquisitive and sensitive. He needs daily exercise in a safe area. He may dig and bark.

Welsh Terrier Dog Care

The Welsh terrier needs a moderate walk on leash every day or an invigorating play session. If allowed to run off leash, he should be in a safe area because he tends to hunt. The Welsh does best when allowed access to house and yard. His wiry jacket needs combing two to three times weekly, plus shaping every three months. Shaping for pets is by clipping or stripping.

Welsh Terrier Dog Health

Major concerns: none
Minor concerns: lens luxation
Occasionally seen: cataracts, patellar luxation, distichiasis
Suggested tests: eye, (knee)
Life span: 12-14 years

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