Sturdy, compact, and rugged, with a tight-fitting black-and-tan coat and a rectangular head featuring folded ears and a jaunty beard, Welsh are constructed along the classic lines of Britain’s long-legged terriers. They stand about 15 inches at the shoulder, a little larger than the Lakeland Terrier but much smaller than the mighty Airedale. All three breeds, however, share a family resemblance: An ancient breed called the Old English Black and Tan Terrier is thought to be the granddaddy of these and some other British terriers.
The modern Welsh Terrier is a low-shedding, long-lived terrier with the fire and tenacity expected in a dog that once tangled with badgers and otters on their home turf. But, a terrier expert says, “The breed is endowed with a generous measure of common sense that makes it a particular pleasure with which to live and travel.” Indeed, Welsh have a reputation for being excellent traveling companions: Compact, curious, but gentlemanly, and game for whatever adventure the next bend in the road might bring.
Did You Know?
Caroline Kennedy had a Welsh named Charlie.
In old times the Welsh Terrier was known as Old English Terrier or Black-&-Tan Wire Haired Terrier.
The Welsh Terriers' native home is Wales and was used extensively as a sporting dog.
Welsh Terriers were shown in dog shows as early as the 1800s.
The direct descendant of the old English wirehaired black-and-tan sporting dogs from which have come many of the present-day terriers, the Welsh terrier was renowned for its gameness on badger, fox, and otter.
He is a friendly, outgoing, and playful dog who loves people.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black & Tan||018|
|Grizzle & Tan||110|
|Black Grizzle & Tan||025|
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