The Sealyham Terrier originated from Wales in the mid 1800’s, where it is said that Captain John Edwardes at Sealyham house originally developed the breed for pest control and to eliminate vermin.
In 1903 the Sealyham terrier was shown for the first time and the Sealyham Terrier club was then created in 1908 but not officially recognized by the Kennel Club until 1911.
The Sealyham Terrier has a white medium length double coat, making the undercoat dense and the outercoat wiry and weather resistant. The hair around the muzzle and face is much longer than the coat giving a beard like appearance. Although the Sealyham Terrier is all white some can have marking on there head or ears in colours from lemon, brown, black, blue or badger which is a mixture of black & brown. Their head and neck are long, while their legs are short and stocky.
As an Adult the Sealyham Terrier ranges in height from 25-30cm at the wither and weighing around 8-9kg. They are a very hardy breed with few specific health problems with an average life expectancy of 12-14 years. Their personality is very affectionate, inquisitive and confident and they are much less active than most Terriers though have are always ready to play if you are!
Overall the Sealyham is outgoing, friendly, loyal to family members and has a great sense of humour, though will a great watchdog if trained properly which makes them and ideal family pet!
The Sealyham Terrier!
Not many people have met or even heard of a Sealyham Terrier. Snudge is a unique boy as he has no eyes, but this doesn't stop this adventurous little boy! Snudge loves to make new friends, doggy and people alike and is always up for a smooch!
Be sure to keep an eye out for his upcoming blogs to learn more about his breed!
Beagles have existed for over 2,500 years and although their origin is uncertain, it is known that the modern breed of Beagle developed from Great Britain around the 1830’s. Beagle’s are a breed of scent hound which means they have a fantastic sense of smell and tracking instinct which was why they were originally bred to hunt Hare or Rabbits.
The Beagle is a small to medium sized dog, with floppy ears, a dome shaped head and shorter square muzzle with large eyes seen in either brown or Hazel colour. Their tail is long and slightly curved upwards, while the coat of a beagle is short and smooth. They stand between 12-16 inches at the wither when fully grown. The most common colouring for a Beagle is Tri coloured (Black, tan & white) however it is acceptable for a Beagle to been seen in up to 11 different variations that include, Black, Blue, Tan & White, Red, lemon and fawn. Beagles markings can also vary, though the most iconic is the white tipped tail.
As the Beagle is known for its great sense of smell, a lot of them are employed as a detection dogs for prohibited goods in airports and quarantine around the world. Beagles are also commonly trained as gun dogs to assist hunters with finding and retrieving, Though Beagles also make great family pets as they are very gentle, sweet and known to be great with children. They also have high energy levels and respond best to reward based training.
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