The Sealyham Terrier dog breed was originally bred to hunt otters, foxes, and badgers.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Sealyham Terrier.
John Tucker-Edwardes, who lived on an estate called Sealyham in Pembrokeshire, Wales, developed the Sealyham Terrier. Tucker-Edwardes did not keep breeding records, but experts believe he used the Wire Fox Terrier, the West Highland White Terrier, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, and the now extinct English White Terrier to create his new breed.
The Sealyham terrier is a short-legged terrier, slightly longer than it is tall. Its body is strong, short-coupled and substantial, allowing for plenty of flexibility. This combination of short legs with a strong and flexible body allows the Sealyham to maneuver in tight quarters. Its weather-resistant coat consists of a soft, dense undercoat and a hard, wiry outer coat.
3) Independent Personality
Sealyham Terriers must be taught at an early age that they are not the rulers of the world. The toughness that makes them suited to killing vermin can frustrate you when you try to teach them anything. Terriers are stubborn and dominant (they want to be the boss) and will make you prove that you can make them do things. You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say.
4) Celebrity Dog
They Sealyham reached peak popularity between World War I and World War II. Famous owners of Sealyhams include Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, and Alfred Hitchcock. Sealyhams were also popular with British Royalty in the mid-20th century. The current Queen Elizabeth's mother and sister, Princess Margaret, had two Sealyhams.
This breed needs a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, as with all breeds, play will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems.
Tucker-Edwardes valued a white coat because it ensured his dogs would stand out against the gray and brown colors of the terrain where they hunted. White is still the only acceptable color for a Sealyham, though lemon, tan or badger colored markings on the head and ears are allowed.
Training will be difficult, which might not be suitable for a first time dog owner. Patience and perseverance are required to adequately train it. Professional obedience schools can also be helpful.
The breed’s purpose was to be used to hunt smaller game and to free the area of any vermin, mostly badgers, and they were also used as working dogs. Today, they are on the list of vulnerable dog breeds, with only 49 puppies registered in 2011 in the United Kingdom.
Sealyham Terriers require clipping and trimming every few months, to keep their coat short and free of mats. But don't expect your pet Sealyham Terrier to look like the show dogs you've seen in books or on TV. That particular look takes hours of work by experienced show groomers.
10) Family Dog
They bond with everyone in the home and are so full of love and eager to please their family, plus they can enjoy their own alone time without anxiety. Not only that, but they have a curious nature about them, love to chase animals and make wonderful guard dogs.