- SIZE: 2
- GROOMING:: 5
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 4
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 5
- WATCHDOG: 6
- BREED: Sealyham Terrier
- COLOR(S):All colors are approved.
The Sealyham Terrier is the embodiment of power and determination, ever keen and alert, yet free from clumsiness. Resembling the wire fox terrier, they are playful, with an eager to please, outgoing, friendly attitude. They also have their own sense of humor and make delightful companions. Sealyham Terriers are sometimes known as the couch potato as they require less exercise than most terriers.
The Sealyham Terriers are loyal, loving, independent, spirited, and affectionate. They are brave little dogs. It has been descried as "the most beautiful union between cheerfulness and courage." They are reserved with strangers, fairly independent, and generally good with other pets, although they can get very dog-aggressive. They like to bark. The Sealyham is good at catching mice and rats. They are best with older children who are considerate of dogs. Sealyhams are "pack" dogs. They appreciate being a key part of a family and welcome companionship with other dogs.
They have a long, hard and wiry coat, with a weather-resistant undercoat. Professional trimming or stripping is needed. They have a medium-long coat and their tails are customarily docked. They shed little to no hair.
Eye problems, skin allergies, and deafness.
Exercise daily on a lead as they enjoy a good long walk. They can become overweight if not exercised consistently. Do not let them off the leash when outside of their yard, as they like to wander.
Sealyham Terriers learn easily but will try to undermine your authority from time to time. Be consistent in your training. Do not spoil them as that will cause them to be a bossy, nippy dog. Positive, consistent and firm training is required for a complacent Sealyham. Learning Rate: High. Obedience - Low. Problem Solving - Low.