The double coat requires diligent grooming; for best results, leave it to a professional.
This proud, compact, sturdy little dog makes an ideal companion. Charming and inquisitive, he loves his family, but as a spirited terrier breed, needs something to keep his active mind occupied. The breed may enjoy hunting on the farm, but can thrive anywhere if they are allowed to enjoy a brisk daily walk. Brushing and combing is necessary at least twice a week to remove mats and trimming is necessary every month.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.
The Sealyham Terrier is a small breed and has a lifespan of 12 to 16 years. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Beyond regular grooming, the occasional bath will keep them clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Charming and inquisitive, he loves his family, but as a spirited terrier breed, needs something to keep his active mind occupied. He expects the attention that he considers is his due. The breed may enjoy hunting on the farm, but can thrive anywhere if they are allowed to enjoy a brisk daily walk to investigate the smells in the neighborhood. They also excel at such dog sports as agility, obedience, rally, earthdog and dog shows.
Sealyham Terrier &HEALTH
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Sealyham Terriers are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Sealyham Terrier can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.