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.
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.