The Welsh Terrier dog breed‘s zest for life is contagious, and he always enjoys himself to the fullest.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Welsh Terrier.
Welsh Terriers are mentioned in the earliest written histories of Wales, and they were listed in the laws of the land from 1,000 years ago. As far back as 1450, a Welsh poet spoke of a good black-and-red terrier. Despite these records, pedigrees were not kept until 1850, and the Welsh Terrier received his name five years later.
The Welsh Terrier is a compact, sturdy, well-balanced little dog and one that boasts a tremendous amount of appeal with their endearing looks and calm natures. Their heads are rather flat between the ears and they boast having extremely powerful, clean cut jaws which are perfect for the job they were originally bred to do. They have a subtle stop and a nice black nose. Their eyes are quite small, being dark in colour with Welshies always having an alert and kind expression in them.
3) Family Dogs
Welsh Terriers thrive in a family environment and love nothing more than to be playing interactive games with kids because they revel in the attention. However, it's best for any interaction between children and a dog to be supervised by an adult to make sure playtime does not get too boisterous which could end up with a child being knocked over.
Welsh Terriers have a typical terrier temperament. They are friendly and outgoing with people and other dogs, but will not back down if they sense they are being challenged. They are relatively calm and steady, particularly in comparison with other terriers, but not as calm as a hound, for example.
The Welsh Terrier is a breed that needs physical activity to be happy and fit. It gets bored easily, so take it for a walk in the park or allow it to play, etc., to keep it occupied. Playing with children is something that they love to do. The easiest way to keep them energetic and playful all their life is by playing with them every day and taking them with you and your family for swimming or somewhere outside for a stroll.
Like all terriers, Welsh 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 can be stubborn and dominant (they want to be the boss). You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say.
The dog’s coat is hard, dense, and wiry to keep him protected from the elements. There is also a soft, woolly, insulating undercoat. The slightly longer wiry hair on the face, quarters, and legs is called the "furnishings." The coat requires regular maintenance, including combing the furnishings, plenty of brushing to remove dead hair, and hand-stripping several times a year.
The only fact about the Welsh Terrier dog breed that is a little annoying is that it needs a lot of grooming, even though it hardly sheds any fur. This breed is one of the few that perspires through sweat glands, making its coat a tad smelly, if not brushed or bathed regularly. Apart from the bathing and brushing, the coat of this dog needs to be plucked and trimmed, so that there is no accumulated dead undercoat or fur.
9) Animal Agression
Welsh Terriers are more congenial with other dogs than most terriers, but they are still a determined force to reckon with if they decide to initiate or accept a challenge to fight. Most terriers have strong instincts to chase and seize small fleeing creatures. This can make for conflict if you own a cat. It may be much worse than that if you own a pet rabbit or hamster.
The Welsh Terrier is an overall healthy dog breed having a lifespan of around 10 to 12 years. These dogs stay energetic, happy, and quirky all their life if looked after well. Due to their dense fur, these dogs are prone to getting mild skin irritations.