The Sealyham Terrier is a powerful breed with a cheerful and independent temperament. A good companion with the heart of a terrier.
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Finding a Sealyham Terrier
- Short forelegs and straight, powerful hindquarters
- Medium-sized ears are rounded at the tip and held against the face
- Heavy beard and whiskers
- Docked tail is carried high
- Long, wiry coat comes in white with lemon, tan or badger-colored markings on ears and head
- Height: 10-11 inches
- Weight: 22-24 pounds
- Average lifespan: 12-16 years
- Affectionate, devoted, brave, cheerful, independent, strong
- Interaction with people: Enjoys being part of a human family; likes to accompany owner wherever they go. Best with mature children
- Interaction with animals: Can be aggressive toward other dogs; may chase small animals
- Training: Responds well to positive methods. Can become bored with repetition.
- Bark: Deep bark; rarely overly vocal
- Protection: Good watchdog
- As with all dogs, early socialization is recommended
While the listed ailments may be common in this breed, not all members of the breed suffer from these conditions. Responsible breeders screen for orthopedic and genetic diseases.
- Ok for apartments
- Adaptable to any environment
- Needs daily walk
- Prefers cool climates
- Calm indoors and active outdoors
- Requires professional trimming
- Needs brushing and combing weekly
- Although the coat is white in color, its harsh texture allows dirt to dry and brush out easily
- A fashionable pet in the U.S. during the 1930s Famous owners include Alfred Hitchcock, Gary Cooper and Maurice Sendak.
- Popular show dog
- Name comes from Capt. John Edward's estate Sealyham Manor in Haverfordwest, Wales.
- Native to England
- First bred in Wales
- Developed by Capt. John Edwards by crossing the Dandie Dinmont, West Highland terrier, and the now extinct, English white terrier.
- Originally bred to hunt badger, otter and fox, working in packs with Otter Hounds