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Information About The Sealyham Terrier Dog Breed

 

The Sealyham Terrier is a sporting dog with a sturdy, strong, short-legged body that is similar to that of the Scottish Terrier. He has a long head, folded ears, and a docked tail. He is an active and independent breed, devoted to his owners and is usually reserved with strangers. The Sealyham Terrier is loyal and energetic; an attractive looking dog with a high-energy level and loves playing with children. He is a perceptive watchdog, a competent worker, and a tough competitor in the show ring. As a terrier, he has a high-prey drive with a tendency to chase small animals. Because he can be stubborn, he needs training and socialization that should start from puppy hood. Technique must be consistent and firm but not pushy or overbearing. Spoiling the Sealyham will encourage a bossy, snappy, and nippy behavior. This breed has a strong chasing and digging instincts that needs proper channeling. Do not over exercise or over feed this breed. His low and long physique can be overloaded, and he may ultimately develop arthritis or spinal problems.

Size: The Sealyham Terrier stands 10-11in at the shoulder and weighs between 20 and 24lb.

History and origin: The Sealyham Terrier was developed in Wales in the 19 th century and takes his name from Sealyham in Haverfordwest, Wales United Kingdom. This breed was developed using other terriers with proven abilities such as hunters of fox, badger, and vermin. The first Sealyham Terrier Club was formed in 1908 at Haverfordwest and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911. He has been very successful around the world as a dog show, particularly in the United States, where he made his show debut in California in September 1911. The American Sealyham Terrier Club was formed in 1913 to promote the breed both as a working terrier and as a show dog.

Feeding: Recommended feeding for the Sealyham Terrier is 1 can (13.3oz size) of high-quality meat product with biscuit added in equal amount or 1 ½ cupfuls of complete dry food. This breed will love an occasional bone.

Exercise: An apartment is fine for the Sealyham Terrier as long as he gets his exercise an average of twice a day.

Grooming: The Sealyham Terrier has medium-length coat that sheds a little, is wiry and coarse, and has a softer undercoat. Daily brushing and combing with a wire-toothed comb is needed. In addition, the Sealyham needs hand stripping twice a year in order to preserve the texture and luster of the coat.

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