Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier
Terrier Group

Sealyham Terrier - General Information

Weight: male: 23-24, female: 18-22 lbs

Height: 10.5 inches

Color(s): Any solid color including sable

Character: The Sealyham Terrier is a hardy and muscular breed. They are proud, compact, and charming. They are lively, bold, vigorous, and exhibit a robust nature. The Sealyham is a jaunty and jovial companion that has a deep depth of devotion to their owner and family.

Temperament: The Sealyham Terrier is highly intelligent and affectionate. They are extremely loyal, independent, and spirited. They are not rambunctious as is usually a trait of the terrier breed. They do best with older considerate children. They are somewhat reserved with strangers. They typically get along well with other dogs they know, but are aggressive to dogs they don't know. The Sealyham Terrier is very vocal and makes a good watchdog. They thrive on being an integral part of the family.

Care: The Sealyham Terrier requires professional trimming and stripping of the coat. They need to be brushed twice weekly to prevent mats from forming. Bathing should only be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. Dry shampoo as needed. This breed does best in cooler climates. Sealyham Terriers have very few health problems. They are allergic to fleas, are prone to deafness, and may have skin sensitivities.

Training: The Sealyham Terrier has a tendency to be difficult to train. They are quick to learn, but may try to undermine their master's authority. They do well with early socialization and obedience training. Sealyham Terriers respond best to firm, fair, and consistent direction. They enjoy agility exercises and are enthusiastic participants in earth dog activities.

Activity: The Sealyham Terrier requires moderate exercise. They enjoy securely leashed walks. They thrive on family activities and play sessions. The Sealyham is well suited for apartment and condominium living, but is equally at home in the country setting.