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Welsh Terriers

Aliases: Old English Terrier

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  • The Welsh Terrier looks like a smaller version of the Airedale Terrier; some people believe it also looks similar to the Wire-Haired Fox Terrier.


  • [- ]Thirty-fifth president of the US John F. Kennedy had a Welsh Terrier named Charlie; some say the dog technically belonged to his daughter, Caroline.

  • It is not suggested to frequently bathe the Welsh Terrier; frequent bathing destroys the oils that make the Welshie's coat waterproof and smooths out his wire-haired texture. Many experts claim that Welshies can go their entire lives with 2 or 3 baths and not have any doggy odor.


  • Welsh Terrier puppies are born all black; their coats gradually lighten, leaving a black "jacket" over their back.


  • Many Welsh Terriers enjoy swimming.


  • The Welsh Terrier was first imported into the United States in the year 1888. The first two dogs to be imported were called T'Other and Which.


  • The Welsh Terrier is originally from Wales and was developed to hunt badger, fox and even otter.
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  • The Welsh Terrier sheds very little; some dogs don't seem to shed at all.


  • Some experts consider the Welsh Terrier as "Britain's first terrier."


  • The Welsh Terrier is not an extremely popular dog in the US. Only about 55 Welshies are registered each month with the American Kennel Club. A breed like the Miniature Schnauzer, on the other hand, has roughly about 3000 new dogs registered each month.


  • The Welsh Terrier tail is cropped to a length appropriate for a farmer to grab it and pull the dog out of a den or burrow. It also contributes to the square-shaped outline of the dog.


  • The female Welsh Terrier is the sex that is the more adept hunter; actually, the females seem to possess more gameness than males and are more alert and more intelligent. They also may be more intolerant of other dogs when compared with male Welshies.


  • The Welsh Terrier has a double coat; beneath the wire-haired layer, there is a dense wooly undercoat. In show dogs, this wooly undercoat must be hand-stripped.


  • The Welsh Terrier is one of the calmer terriers.


  • Welsh Terriers make excellent playmates for children. They especially love following children around when they play.


  • The Welsh Terrier has changed little in over one hundred years.


  • The Welsh Terrier's most likely ancestor is the Old English Black and Tan Terrier; this dog dates back to the 13th century.


  • Until the beginning of the 1900s, the breed was called either the Old English Terrier or the Black and Tan Rough or Wire Haired Terrier.


  • In the years 1951 and 1959, two separate Welsh Terriers won the title of Supreme Champion at the famous Cruft's Show in England.


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