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Breed Review: Welsh Terrier (17 Pics)

The Welsh Terrier is a temperamental extrovert, “obsessed” with hunting and outdoor games. Despite the modest size of the breed, its representatives are literally charged with courage and courage, which is why it is extremely undesirable to let them off the leash on busy streets and in the field of view of larger dogs. And the welsh know what real friendship is. Therefore, do not hope that you will so easily be able to get rid of the signs of attention and manifestations of the pet’s feelings – these shaggy rascals have an incredible amount of ways to make contact and share their own experiences with the owner.

#1 The pedigree of the breed goes back to the 17th century, when wire-haired black and tan terriers roamed the fields of English Wales.

Initially, cocky, ringing-voiced dogs were bred by farmers who needed compact animals, combining the "qualifications" of guards and rat-catchers, but at the same time being content with a ladle of liquid soup. Subsequently, the Welsh dogs "spun off" several new breed lines, including the Welsh family.

#2 At the first acquaintance with the Welsh, I really want to write him down as a relative of the Airedale Terrier – the same shaggy rectangular face, the same hard hair on the body and the same hunting bearing

In fact, the only common ancestor among the breeds is the Old English Black and Tan Terrier. At the same time, representatives of both families were never crossed among themselves, not to mention working specializations, which are completely different for the Welsh and the Airedale. In particular, the welsh terrier has always been "sharpened" for burrow hunting, while its competitor from Yorkshire was more often practiced in catching river otters.

#3 Welsh is perhaps one of the most “terrier” representatives of his own group.

Infinitely expressive, reckless, and in relation to other animals also incredibly cocky, this comrade longs to keep up always and everywhere. Having acquired a breed for home keeping, you should not give in to its hunting past: Welsh terriers do not rush at children and do not show aggression towards adults. The only thing you have to get used to is the waywardness of a mobile shustrik. The true Welsh Terrier has its own vision of any everyday situation and its own system of judgments, so it can be difficult to convince him.

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