Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Sealyham Terrier demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog and Hunting Dog and is known by its nick name the "Welsh Border Terrier". The origin of the Sealyham Terrier dog breed was in United Kingdom (Wales) where it was developed in the 1800's.
Sealyham Terrier Breed Group and Dog Type - Terrier Dog Group (AKC:1911): The Sealyham Terrier is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Terrier Dog Group (AKC:1911).
Other names for the Sealyham Terrier: The Sealyham Terrier is known by the nickname of the "Welsh Border Terrier". Other names for this breed of dog include the Seally and Sealy Terrier.
Origin of the name: The Sealyham Terrier is named after the dog breeder Captain John Edwardes at Sealyham House, Pembrokeshire, Wales. The origin of the word 'terrier' is derived from the Latin word 'terra' meaning "earth" as so many of the terrier breeds were originally bred and trained as hunting dogs to pursue their prey, such as foxes, squirrels, otters and badgers into their burrows and bolt holes.
Sealyham Terrier History and Origin: The country of origin of the Sealyham Terriers was in United Kingdom (Wales) during the 1800's. The role of the Sealyham Terrier was to tackle badgers and otters. Badger hunting was extremely dangerous as a badger can kill a small terrier with just one bite.
Captain John Edwardes and his brother Owen Edwardes were both keen dog breeders and sportsmen and developed the Sealyham Terrier breed from the West Highland White Terrier. The new, predominantly white coated Sealyham Terrier breed was bred to compliment their kennels that, up to that point, had contained packs of foxhounds and otterhounds. The dogs were used for hunting fox, otters, stoats, badgers and polecats in the farmlands and woodlands of the Sealyham House estate.
The Sealyham Terrier club was started in 1908 by its sponsor Hugh Edwardes (Lord Kensington), a kinsman of the Edwardes brothers. The Sealyham Terrier was exported to the United States where the Sealyham Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1911. The most famous Sealyham Terriers were 'Geoffrey' and 'Stanley' who were both owned by director Alfred Hitchcock and had cameo roles in the 1963 movie, "The Birds".
Sealyham Terrier Modern History: The modern history of the Sealyham Terriers moved on and the although the breed has no working role today it is loved as a stubborn little family pet that also makes a good watchdog due to its highly territorial nature.
Sealyham Terrier Height: The Sealyham Terrier breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 12 inches (30 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.
Sealyham Terrier Weight: The weight of this small sized dog, in a male dog is 20 pounds (9 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.
Sealyham Terrier Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as medium, weather-proof coat.
Sealyham Terrier Coat Colors: The colors of the Sealyham dog breed include White, Brown & White, Blue & White and Lemon & White N.B. Brindle is a brownish or tawny color.
Sealyham Terrier Grooming - MODERATE Grooming Needs: The dog grooming needs of the Sealyham Terrier is not extensive and therefore categorized as Moderate in order to maintain a healthy coat, reducing the risk of skin infections. The modest grooming needs of the Sealyham Terrier is considered to be mid-maintenance requiring weekly brushing and combing. Dog Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the teeth, eyes, nails and ears.
Sealyham Terrier Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3-6 puppies. Sealyham Terrier puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Sealyham Terrier puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.
Sealyham Terrier Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Loving, Calm, Fearless, Friendly and Courageous.
Sealyham Terrier Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is low. The Sealyham Terrier requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes to one hour every day. This small dog has a strong, agile gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your dog to keep up with your normal walking pace.
Sealyham Terrier Diet: A fully grown Sealyham Terrier should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.
Sealyham Terrier Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Sealyham Terrier breed include Skin allergies, Deafness, Eye problems, Lens Luxation . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Sealyham Terrier dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs).
Sealyham Terrier Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Sealyham Terrier breed is 14-16 years.
Sealyham Terrier Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Sealyham Terrier breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Sealyham Terrier names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Amren *** Glyn *** Clust *** Reece *** Cade *** Kynan *** Bevin *** Caden *** Owen *** Treven *** Winn.
Sealyham Terrier Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Sealyham Terrier names are Arial *** Carys *** Gwendi *** Mercia *** Jen *** Jinelle *** Olwen *** Nerys *** Gwen *** Seren *** Tegan.