The Sealyham Terrier, a cross breed of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, the Basset of Flanders, the Welsh Corgi, the West Highland Terrier, and the Wirehaired Fox Terrier, originated in Wales in the middle of the nineteenth century. The Sealyham Terrier got official recognition in 1923.
The Sealyham Terrier has a dome shaped skull, powerful jaws, long, muscular neck, dark, round eyes, wide ears, large nose, and a docked tail. The Sealyham Terrier breed possesses a wiry, hard, medium-length coat, which is usually white or yellowish-white in color and a weather-proof undercoat.
The coat is all white, or may have lemon, tan, or badger markings on the head and ears. Coat may be more a yellowish-white than a pure white color.
A loyal and affectionate breed of dog, the Sealyham Terrier is an excellent hunter, a good watchdog and not as aggressive as other Terriers. As the Sealyham Terrier is independent by nature, they can be difficult to train. They should be given obedience training and opportunities to socialize at a very early age or they may engage in excessive barking. These dogs are extremely friendly and companionable with the family and love to be in the company of older children. They remain reserved and aloof in the presence of strangers and other dogs. The Sealyham Terrier is can live in an apartment and they are experts in catching mice and rats, and other pests.
The average life expectancy of Sealyham Terrier is around 15 years. Some of the major problems which affect the Sealyham Terrier are eye disorders, deafness, and skin allergies.
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