Originally bred to hunt game such as badgers, foxes, and otters, the Sealyham Terrier is today a clownish, outgoing, and alert canine companion.
If you are looking for Sealyham Terrier puppies for sale, please read the following important breed information first. This will help you decide whether a Sealyham Terrier is the right fit for your family and lifestyle.
Sealyham Terriers are small dogs, standing under 11 inches tall and weighing around 23-24 pounds. The average life expectancy of a Sealyham Terrier is 12-14 years.
In terms of personality and family life, Sealyham Terriers are highly affectionate with family members and quite playful as well. These dogs are moderately tolerant and patient with young children and can get along with other dogs provided they receive appropriate socialization as puppies.
Sealyham Terriers are very open to strangers but still have a vigilant and protective nature, so they make excellent watchdogs. This is an adaptable breed that can adjust very well to changes in routine. Sealys can adapt equally well to country living and city life. This is a good choice of breed for first-time dog owners. However, Sealyham Terriers are sensitive and do not tolerate being alone.
These dogs are responsive and eager to please in addition to being highly intelligent. Consequently, training a Sealyham Terrier is not difficult with a reward-based approach.
Sealyham Terriers have moderate energy levels and tend to get easily bored. These dogs do best if they have a safe, enclosed area to run around and release energy. Sealys do not do well in hot, humid weather, so exercise should be limited to the early mornings and late evenings. This breed’s tendency to bark is moderate to high.
The Sealyham Terrier’s medium length wiry double coat is mostly white and weatherproof. It requires 2-3 weekly brushings and regular hand-stripping. Prospective owners should know that the coat can shed quite a bit. These dogs are not heavy droolers.
In summary, Sealyham Terriers are confident, outgoing, spirited, good humored dogs that make wonderful entertaining companions. These are sturdy pooches with a characteristic mass of hair on the forehead. Having originated in Wales, Sealyham Terriers are muscular, low-set dogs that move with fluid strides. Alert and watchful by nature, they make excellent guard dogs.
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