Welsh Terrier Breed Profile


The Welsh Terrier is a sturdy, compact, rugged dog of medium size with a coarse wire-textured coat. The legs, underbody and head are tan; the jacket black (or occasionally grizzle). The tail is docked to length meant to complete the image of a "square dog" approximately as high as he is long.


Black, Tan , and Grizzle


The Welsh Terrier is a game dog-alert, aware, spirited-but at the same time, is friendly and shows self control. Intelligence and desire to please are evident in his attitude.


The Welsh Terrier is descended from two very similar British breeds that no longer exist, the Black and Tan Rough Terrier and the Old English Terrier. They were used to hunt badger, otter, fox and hare. Dogs of this type had existed in Wales and England since at least 1200. By 1800 breeders started to classify all dogs of this type as Welsh Terrier.

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