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    Welsh Terrier |Wales|

    Welsh Terrier |Wales|

    This terrier originates from Wales and may be the oldest existing dog breed in the United Kingdom. It was originally bred for hunting small-to-medium-size prey, including otters and badgers. Welsh Terriers are still valued for hunting, but they are currently on the English Kennel Club’s list of breeds that are in danger of dying out, with as few as 300 or so pups registered annually (compared to the nation’s most popular breeds that register in the tens of thousands). The Welsh is also one of the calmest, most affable terrier breeds. They are dignified, sensitive dogs that are relatively easy to train.


    The Welsh Terrier is an ancient breed that was developed in relative geographic isolation in Wales. The breed is probably a descendent of the broken-coated Old English Black and Tan, which no longer exists. The Welsh was specifically bred for hunting and chasing into burrows after game, and is exceptionally brave. These dogs have very good scenting abilities which are an essential part of the breed.

    Maintaining obedience in a Welsh Terrier is an ongoing challenge, and it is important to reinforce training constantly.

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    From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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