Sealyham Terrier Puppies

Sealyham Terrier Puppies

The Sealyham Terrier is a recommendable dog breed for people looking for a cute and lovable small dog. It is a rare Welsh breed of small to medium sized terriers. It originated in Wales and was initially used as a working dog. The feature that makes it a great companion dog is its white coat. The breed is attributed to Captain Edwardes who developed it in the late 18th century. Its popularity rose spontaneously after the First World War and was mainly associated with the Hollywood stars. The breed is today considered a vulnerable breed because its number has declined significantly. The decline is blamed on the influx of the designer breeds. The San Diego Sealyham Terrier puppies are no longer used as working dogs.

Description

Being initially used as a working dog, the Sealyham Terrier puppies San Diego grow into strong dogs that are low to the ground. They have a long head which is broad in proportional with its body. Its skull is domed. It has a moderate stop. The nose is black and has large nostrils. The teeth make a scissors bite and they have a square jaw. The eyes are oval in shape, wide set and dark in color. The ears are wide, hanging against the cheeks and folded forward. The tail is usually carried high and is often docked.

The Sealyham Terrier puppy San Diego has a weather resistant coat. The double coat is solid white in color. Other colors may be tan, lemon, or badger colored markings on the ears and head. In appearance, this small dog compels attention.

Temperament

The San Diego Sealyham Terrier puppies are affectionate, loyal, loving, spirited and independent. They grow into brave little dogs. This breed has been described as the most beautiful union between courage and cheerfulness. The breed is not as rowdy as other terrier breeds. They are a bit reserved with strangers, independent and good with other pets. However, to bring the best of him, you need to socialize, exercise and train him from an early age.

One thing you must lookout for once you get the Sealyham Terrier puppy San Diego is the Small Dog Syndrome. This is a human induced behavior. It develops when a pack leader is weak. The dog develops behavioral problems because it believes itself to be stronger than the human. The breed will need good human to canine communication. You will also need to lay down some ground rules and make sure they are followed.

Health

The Sealyham Terrier puppies San Diego are fairly healthy. However, you need to lookout for canine degenerative myelopathy (CMD) and eye problems.

Care

The San Diego Sealyham Terrier puppy will need daily pack walks. Play will handle the exercise needs. The coat will need professional stripping or trimming. Even so, the dog sheds little to absolutely no hair. It is hence recommended for people who suffer from dog allergies. 

Average size

Height: 12 inches

Weight: 20 pounds

Life expectancy

15 years

Typical use

Family dog

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