Welsh Terrier

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 1in - 1ft 3in
Weight: 20-22lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 14 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty3/5
  • Shedding Amount2/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

Welsh Terrier Information

Welsh TerrierSmart and spired, the Welsh Terrier bears many of the typical Terrier characteristic, just with a bit more common sense. He still has a strong, spirited personality and curious demeanor, but with a level of calmness not found in other Terriers.

The Welsh Terrier is an old breed closely related to the Lakeland Terrier and Airedale. This tiny guy is compact and packs a lot of strength into his 20-pound body. His rectangular head, wavy black-and-tan fur, folded ears and cute beard give him a distinctive appearance. He is generally a healthy breed, often living up to 15 years.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Welsh Terriers be apartment dogs?

Welsh Terriers aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can Welsh Terriers be left alone?

While Welsh Terriers prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Welsh Terriers good with kids?

Welsh Terriers do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Welsh Terriers friendly with strangers?

Although Welsh Terriers can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Welsh Terriers get along with other dogs?

Although Welsh Terriers will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Welsh Terriers bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Welsh Terriers bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Welsh Terriers shed a lot?

The Welsh Terrier isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.

Do Welsh Terriers need a lot of grooming?

Although Welsh Terriers require a medium amount of maintenance to keep their coats healthy. Simple tasks like brushing and bathing will suit this breed.

Do Welsh Terriers need a lot of exercise?

The Welsh Terrier has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Welsh Terriers easy to train?

Although Welsh Terriers can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Welsh Terriers handle cold weather?

Welsh Terriers do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Welsh Terriers handle hot weather?

Welsh Terriers do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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