Welsh Terrier

By | 2009-10-18

Origin of the dog breed: England

Size of dog: 14 to 16 inches 18 to 20 pounds

Dogs coat: Coarse, wiry, and dense

Color of dog: Black and tan; grey and tan

This old English breed was developed to hunt badgers, foxes and otters. Usually good natured, the small terrier will not turn down a fight with any other dog. When trained, the Welsh Terrier makes a good companion. Wary of strangers, it makes a trusted watch dog. This dog makes an energetic playmate for children.

Dog Breed Predisposition to Conditions, Diseases and Disorders

Ocular conditions

Primary glaucoma/goniodysgenesis

• Inheritance suspected

• Age of onset: 5-6 years

• Schedule 3 of the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme

Lens luxation

• Breed predisposition

• Age of onset: 5-6 years