Welsh Terrier Temperament and Lifespan
Welsh terrier is a dog breed who will make you smile and even laugh. They often behave like clowns and can work in the circus. They like to have fun and make others happy. These little joyful dogs are always ready to inventive new things in the world and will often demand your attention. They love people dearly, especially their family but they have lot of personal interests as well. They can amuse themselves, they are independent, which can make training harder. Welsh terriers are very intelligent and can sometimes outsmart their master. They often try to change the rules of training. So, you will need to train your dog in obedience, otherwise you are going to have serious behavior problems in future. These dogs are strong willed and require a powerful strict master. They live from 10 to 14 years.
How Much Does a Welsh Terrier Cost and Price Range
Before getting a dog of this breed, make a research and decide whether the welsh terrier is the dog for you. The price of this dog may vary a lot depending on some factors. Expect to pay from $600 to $1000 dollars for a from a reputable breeder. The main factor that determines the price of this dog in the location where you buy it - the USA or Europe. And yes, a quality of a welsh terrier puppy does matter too. If you cannot afford the price of a high-rate puppy, you may get an adult dog from rescue or a shelter. A show quality dog will be very expensive. Do not forget about the expenses you are going to have in future. You will need to pay for vet's visits, crate, food, leash, toys, collar, etc. Do not buy a dog from a pet store or a backyard breeder.
Welsh Terrier Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight
This dog possesses two coats both of which are completely waterproof and weather-resistant. The outer coat is hard and wiry, while the undercoat is short and soft. There is only one color pattern: black and tan. This dog is a non- to light shedder, thus, he requires little grooming. The Welsh terrier should be brushed once per week and every other day when he sheds. His wiry coat needs to be stripped a few times a year to keep the coat attractive and smooth. Cut his nails regularly, as well as brush his teeth and ears. You may need to use the service of a professional groomer who will clip your dog. The height of this dog breed is 1 foot, 2 inches to 1 foot, 3 inches tall. The weight is up to 20 pounds.
Welsh Terrier Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts
Welsh terriers are quite active dogs, thus they need daily exercise in the form of walks or games in the yard. This dog loves to retrieve. They also adore squeaky toys and "tug". Sometimes, the terrier has such a big desire to move that he may run as fast as he can around the yard or in the house. It is interesting to know that Welsh terriers love high places. They may be sleeping on room tables or even on a small fridge. These dogs can be great at agility.