The Sealyham Terrier does well in an apartment as they do not require a lot of exercise. They are barkers and diggers so be forewarned when building an outdoor enclosure. They may have trouble getting along with other pets. They generally enjoy the company of other dogs and do well with older children, especially if socialized early. 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 Sealyham Terrier is 10 to 12 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 18 to 20 pounds.
Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Sealyham Terrier is no exception. Although considered fairly healthy, be on the look out for genetic deafness, lens luxation and skin diseases. 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 Sealyham Terrier has a double, weather resistant coat developed for cold weather. The outer coat hard and wiry while the inner coat is dense and soft. They need to be professionally stripped and trimmed.
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 toenails 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 Sealyham Terrier can live between 12 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.
History. The Sealyham Terrier comes from Wales where they were used to hunt badgers. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1911.
- Alert, Outgoing, Sense Of Humor
- AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 164 of 191
- Height: 10.5 inches
- Weight: 23-24 pounds (male), slightly less (females)
- Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
- Group: Terrier Group