Sealyham Terrier isolated on white

Sealyham Terrier

Breed Characteristics

Calmer and more laid-back than many other terriers. Quiet in the house. Good watchdog, but not protective. Not reliable off leash.

Is the Sealyham Terrier approved as a pet in a Singapore HDB flat?



Wales (Sealyham), 1800s.

Original Purpose

Hunting badger, otter, and fox.

Behaviour and Temperament

Cheerful, stubborn, stable, alert, fearless, sociable.

What are some Physical Features of the Sealyham Terrier?

25.5 to 30.5cm; 8 to 11kg. Colours are all white, or with lemon, tan, or badger markings.

Coat Type and Recommended Grooming

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.

Life Expectancy of the Sealyham Terrier

11 to 14 years.

Have a Sealyham Terrier?

Health Concerns

Eye problems, allergies, deafness.

Exercise Needs



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.

Recommended Activities

Earthdog trials.