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Welsh Terrier

Everything you need to know about Welsh Terriers.

Life Expectancy
typically 12+ years
Medium length with low shedding

How to pronounce Welsh Terrier: welsh teh·ree·uh 

Welsh Terriers are small, moderately active dogs originating from Wales where they were bred for hunting. Their coat is short, wiry, and usually black, tan, or brown in colour.

From digging and chasing, to playing and snoozing. Natural dog behaviours aren’t breed-specific. But with each pooch comes their own loveable quirks, as well as some important things to consider.  

If you’re thinking about giving a Welsh Terrier a forever home, here are some key facts that might help your decision. 

Caring for Welsh Terriers 

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Welsh Terrier. 

Health issues

Before giving a Welsh Terrier a forever home, consider any possible health issues. Not every dog experiences them, but it’s important to be prepared.

For more advice on potential health issues for Welsh Terriers...

How much food does a Welsh Terrier need?

There is no set amount for how much food your Welsh Terrier need. This depends on their: 

  • age 
  • size 
  • activity levels 
  • fitness 
  • weight. 
An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much exercise does a Welsh Terrier need?

Welsh Terriers are usually moderately active dogs who need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy.

They need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, bu...

How much grooming does a Welsh Terrier need?

Welsh Terriers shed very little. To put your dog at ease and help their confidence, introduce handling and grooming step by step. This makes grooming more enjoyable for everyone and ensure a positive experience for yo...

What crate size do you need for a Welsh Terrier?

In their crate, your dog should be able to comfortably:

  • sit and stand at their full height
  • turn around without touching the edges
  • lie down at full stretch
  • comfortably wag their tail....

Welsh Terrier behaviour and training

Even if you think you know about Welsh Terriers, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality. 

What's the temperament of a Welsh Terrier?

Like people, each dog is different with their own individual personality and experience. So, the temperaments of different Welsh Terriers vary.

Dogs learn all about the world as they grow from puppies to adult p...

Are Welsh Terriers easy to train?

Any dog can be taught new tricks, whatever their breed. It’s all about positive learning. Find out what motivates your dog, whether that’s treats, toys or praise. You can use this as a reward throughout training to ma...

Are Welsh Terriers good with children?

Each dog’s personality is shaped by their experiences of the world and they respond differently to certain situations.  

But there are some universal ways to treat any dog, including Welsh Terriers, respect...

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