Welsh Terrier

welsh terrier

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All about the Welsh Terrier

The Welsh Terrier is an active, intelligent and outgoing dog.

They can be difficult to train because of their intelligence but are extremely loyal to their families and will get on great with children.

Welsh Terriers are known diggers and they love to bark which makes them a great watchdog and they will bark at anything they feel is amiss. They are naturally cautious with strangers, but will warm up to them as they feel comfortable.

This breed is very active and they need a lot of exercise to be happy and healthy.

Grooming a Welsh Terrier

Hair type: The coat of this dog 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.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Welsh Terrier. If you get puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.


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.

Activity Level

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.