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The Welsh Terrier is an on the go fun dog. It likes a lot of exercise but can live in an apartment if she can get lots of long walks. She can do alright with pets and other dogs if extensively socialized when young. They generally love the family children that they are raised with. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog.

*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the Welsh Terrier is 14 to 15.5 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 20 to 21 pounds.

*Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Welsh Terrier is no exception. Although considered a very healthy breed, be on the look out for lens luxation of the eyes and hot spots or allergic skin reactions. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.

She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.

*Grooming. The Welsh Terrier has a hard, thick and wiry coat. She should be brushed regularly. She will also need to be plucked several times a year. Professional grooming should be considered for this breed.

Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.

Her nails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet.

*Life Span. The Welsh Terrier can live between 10 and 12 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.

*History. The Welsh Terrier comes from North Wales and the north of England where they were used to hunt. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1888.

Some Registries:
* Welsh Terrier Club of America
*UKC United Kennel Club
*NKC National Kennel Club
*CKC Continental Kennel Club
*APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
*AKC American Kennel Club
*FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
*NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
*KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain
*ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
*ACR = American Canine Registry

Litter Size: 3 to 6 Welsh Terrier puppies

Category: Terrier

Terms To Describe: Sturdy, rugged, courage, spirit, friendly, outgoing, affectionate, alert, aware, intelligent

*SPECIAL GOOD POINTS
Makes a very good watch dog.
Very little to no shedding.

*SPECIAL BAD POINTS
Makes a poor guard dog.
May chase after moving people or objects.

*Other Names Known By: Black and Tan Wire Haired Terrier, Old English Terrier

*Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.

Mitch Endick is a short article writer, editor and website developer for the popular pet site petpages.com. www.petpages.com is a pet information site with free pet ads, dog classifieds, and puppy for sale info. Petpages.com also offers information on cats, fish, reptiles, birds, ferrets, rabbits, mice and even pet bugs.

Welsh Terriers

The handsome black and tan terrier of Wales, the Welsh Terrier is a smart and sensible member of the terrier family who offers owners charm and personality in abundance. Like their loyal, fearless hunting dogs, Welsh Terrier owners are strongly devoted to their happy, responsive dogs. For an experienced dog person, the Welsh is biddable and obedient, though, for the novice, the breed may be too bright (or stubborn) to handle. This is a practical companion dog looking for a like-minded owner to a

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