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.