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Welsh Terrier




The pup is happy in the lap of its owner.
- Welsh Proverb

Welsh Terrier puppy

Gran Reg'd puppy

Welsh Terrier
Gran Reg'd Welsh Terrier

As his name suggests, the Welsh Terrier originated in Wales. He was developed from the English Black and Tan Terrier. 

The Welsh Terrier has been a hunter of otter, fox, and badger since the early 1700s. 


The Welsh Terrier stands up to 15 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a hard, wiry, tight coat that is black and tan, or black/grizzle and tan markings. The coat should be hand stripped regularly to keep his fur looking its best. In appearance the Welsh Terrier strongly resembles a small Airedale Terrier. 

The Welsh Terrier has the outgoing nature common to terriers, but he is not as quick to anger as most other terriers. He is affectionate, playful and active and enjoys the company of children. A spirited family pet for the active household, the Welsh Terrier is affectionate, energetic, and has a high activity level. Alert, bold, and loyal, he also makes an excellent watchdog.

 As with most terriers, he will stand his ground against other dogs, and will benefit from early training and socialization. Early training will also help curb his instinct to chase other household pets. He is intelligent, responsive, and has a mind of his own that responds best to consistent training providing there is some variety. This is an active breed who needs lots of exercise and so is happiest in a home with a large fenced yard.


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Welsh Terrier Association of Canada
Jennifer V. Weeks,
347 Wall's Side Road,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6A 5K6
(705) 779-3744




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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Jan Gran, Gran Reg'd



Jan Gran
Box 71
Radville, SK  S0C 2G0
(306) 869-2559

Gran Reg'd



Lynn Strenzke
425 St Charles Street West 
Breslau, ON   N0B 1M0 
(519) 648-2436 






Nova Scotia


Geri Mendes
Enfield, NS  
(902) 883-2168



Did you know?


John F. Kennedy
had a pet Welsh Terrier
named "Charlie".



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