Grooming a Welsh Terrier
Hair type: The coat of the Welsh Terrier contains two layers, an undercoat that insulates and an abrasive fur on top that protects against dirt, rain, and wind. Welsh Terriers are born mostly all black and during the first year they change the colour to standard black and tan grizzle. A Welsh Terrier's coat can smell, since they are one of the few breeds to perspire through sweat glands.
Daily coat care: The Welsh Terrier needs to have its coat hand stripped at least three times a year depending upon the condition of the coat. It also requires grooming with a stiff pin brush and a fine metal comb a number of times each week. The longer hair at the feet, on the belly, and around the face, give the Welsh Terrier its typical appearance. This breed sheds little to no hair.
Recommended groom frequency: Your Welsh terrier should be professionally groomed every 6-8 weeks.
A full dog groom at Petmania Grooming Studios will include - Full wash, dry, nail clip, ear clean & pluck, breed standard hair cut and conditioning spray.
Depending on the size and age of your Welsh Terrier, you will need to feed between 149g and 196g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.
The Welsh Terrier is untiring and has lots of energy and will needs to be taken for a daily walk or jog. It is always ready to play with a ball and to run and gambol off the leash in the open countryside. The Welsh Terrier likes to chase after anything that moves, so caution should be taken when letting it off its lead.
Where to get a Welsh Terrier
There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100's of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.
However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.