Calmer and more laid-back than many other terriers. Quiet in the house. Good watchdog, but not protective. Not reliable off leash.
Wales (Sealyham), 1800s.
Hunting badger, otter, and fox.
Cheerful, stubborn, stable, alert, fearless, sociable.
25.5 to 30.5cm; 8 to 11kg. Colours are all white, or with lemon, tan, or badger markings.
Wiry, longer than many other terriers. Moderately high maintenance, brushing several times a week. Professional grooming is recommended; clipping for pets, stripping for show. Light shedding.
Eye problems, allergies, deafness.
Adaptable to urban areas but prefers the country.
Bonds to one owner. Not good with young children; good with kind older kids. Somewhat reserved with strangers. Not great with other pets but tolerant if socialised early.
Low; works best with food rewards. Some will attempt to dominate their owners; require an experienced hand.