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Sealyham Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Sealyham Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

Group Hunting Dogs
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OriginWales
Other Names
What other names does the Sealyham Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Welsh Border Terrier, Cowley Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Sealyham Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Is Sealyham Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Sealyham Terrier breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubClub Espanol De Terriers
Price
How much does the Sealyham Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Sealyham Terrier price:
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Sealyham Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Sealyham Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Sealyham Terrier gets to a happy place.

History

The Sealyham Terrier derives its name from Sealy Ham Haverfordwest, in south-eastern Wales, where this confident, sturdy, little terrier was originally bred. The exact history of the breed is also known, because the breed’s father was an army captain named John Edwardes, who in the mid-1800s decided to retire at the age of 40, and devoted the rest of his life developing his own, dream dog breed. Captain Edwardes soon successfully created the breed in the mid-1800s, with the intention to hunt small, yet tough game, like otters, badgers, and foxes. The Captain cross-bred multiple different breeds and tested the offspring for gameness, prey drive, and hunting abilities. Most of the experts believe that the Sealyham Terrier was developed from crosses between the Dandie Dinmont, the Corgi, the West Highland White, the Bull Terrier, the Wirehaired Fox Terrier, and probably even some hounds were introduced at one point.

However, the primary role of the breed was to become a part of the Captain’s Otterhound pack. Otters in the late 1800s were considered pests the fish population on sprawling estates like Sealy Ham. The Captain bred the breed to be tough and strong enough to dig razor-clawed otters out of their lairs. Unfortunately, Captain Edwardes left no written records of his breeding process, thus modern authorities are uncertain as to the exact pedigree of the Captain’s original Sealy Terriers. Nonetheless, whatever the exact breed mix was, the breeder had an admirable success, developing a hardworking, fearless hunter who is also a delightful and loyal companion.

As Terrier breeds became increasingly popular in England, so did the Sealyham Terrier. The breed’s first appearance in a show ring was in 1903 and consequently five years later, in 1908, the first Sealyham Terrier Club was formed. The breed quickly gained recognition by England’s Kennel Club, in 1910. One year later, in 1911 the first Sealyham puppy was imported to the United States where the AKC (American Kennel Club) almost immediately recognized the breed. In the same year, the breed’s first champion in England was a dog named Saint Brides Demon. In 1913, the American Sealyham Terrier Club was founded. Accordingly, Sealyham Terriers were really gaining some serious popularity in the early 1900s.

The period between the First and the Second World War was the Sealyham Terrier’s American heyday. The breed won Westminster’s Best in Show award three times, among them was the most well-known show dog of the Prohibition era, a Sealy named Bootlegger. The dogs’ high profile was boosted even further by A-list Hollywood owners including Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, and Cary Grant. However nowadays, despite the breed’s excellent companion credentials, the Sealy had become a rare breed. Today, in some cases, the dogs’ friendliness is used for a good cause; they work as therapy dogs in nursing homes and children’s hospitals.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Sealyham Terrier size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Sealyham Terrier weigh? Sealyham Terrier weight:
20 pounds (9 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Sealyham Terrier? Sealyham Terrier average weight:
20 pounds (9 kg)
Height
How tall is the Sealyham Terrier? Sealyham Terrier height:
12 inches (30 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Sealyham Terrier average height:
12 inches (30 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Sealyham Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
WiryDenseSoftWeather-resistant
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Sealyham Terrier's coat?
White
Grooming
How to groom the Sealyham Terrier and how often?
Average: The Sealyham Terrier requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Sealyham Terrier, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Sealyham Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Welsh Border Terrier? Sealyham Terrier shedding level:
Sealyham Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Sealyham Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Sealyham Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertOutrightTemperedFriendlyCalmFearlessIntelligent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Sealyham Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Sealyham Terrier obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Sealyham Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Sealyham Terriers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Sealyham Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Sealyham Terrier sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Sealyham Terriers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Sealyham Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Welsh Border Terrier need? Sealyham Terrier social needs:
Sealyham Terriers are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Sealyham Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cowley Terrier bark?
Average: The Sealyham Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Sealyham Terrier good as a watchdog?
Sealyham Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Sealyham Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Sealyham Terriers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Sealyham Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Welsh Border Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Sealyham Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Sealyham Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Sealyham Terrier do?
Sealyham Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Sealyham Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Sealyham Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Sealyham Terrier roam?
Sealyham Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Sealyham Terrier have high prey drive?
Sealyham Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Sealyham Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Sealyham Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Sealyham Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Sealyham Terriers handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.
Fighting Dog
Where Sealyham Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Sealyham Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Sealyham Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Sealyham Terrier and children:
Sealyham Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Sealyham Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Sealyham Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Sealyham Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Sealyham Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Sealyham Terriers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Sealyham Terrier can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Sealyham Terriers good office dogs? Do Sealyham Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Sealyham Terriers be office dogs?
No
Sealyham Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Sealyham Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Welsh Border Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Sealyham Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Sealyham Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Sealyham Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Sealyham Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Sealyham Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Sealyham Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Sealyham Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Sealyham Terrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Sealyham Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Sealyham Terrier be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Sealyham Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Sealyham Terrier be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Sealyham Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Sealyham Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Sealyham Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Sealyham Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Sealyham Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Sealyham Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Sealyham Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Sealyham Terrier dogs have health problems?
Sealyham Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Sealyham Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Sealyham Terrier breed? Health risks of Sealyham Terrier:
AllergiesEar InfectionsEye ProblemsGlaucomaIntervertebral Disk DiseasePrimary Lens LuxationSkin Allergies
Life Expectancy
How long do Sealyham Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Sealyham Terrier be?
14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Sealyham Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Sealyham Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Sealyham Terrier have?
Sealyham Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Sealyham Terrier dogs require per day?
Sealyham Terriers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Sealyham Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Sealyham Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Sealyham Terrier risk for obesity:
Average. The Sealyham Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Sealyham Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Sealyham Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Sealyham Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Sealyham Terrier drool?
The Sealyham Terrier is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Sealyham Terrier pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Sealyham Terrier pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Sealyham Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Sealyham Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Sealyham Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Sealyham Terrier

Pros
  • Hypoallergenic: Sealyham Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Sealyham Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Shedding Level: Sealyham Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Mouthiness: Sealyham Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Sealyham Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Sealyham Terriers handle alone time quite well.
  • Child Friendly: Sealyham Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Sealyham Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Sealyham Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Health Issues: Sealyham Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Office Friendly: Sealyham Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Sealyham Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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