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!
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