Known as the "couch potato" of the terrier world, the Sealyham Terrier is a non-shedding, small dog that displays a relaxed attitude and makes an ideal companion for both city and country dwellers. Sealyhams are fun loving with an independent spirit and love to be around and involved in family activities. These tough little dogs are devoted, affectionate and loving. They make great family dogs for those with older, respectful children and are great companions for the elderly.
Grooming: This non-shedding dog will need professional grooming every few months and combed on a regular basis to prevent matting.
Social Skills: Can be dog agressive, however, generally gets along with dogs and other animals. Early socialization as puppies is recommended. Somewhat reserved with strangers.
Personality: Very affectionate and loving. Has an independent spirit that may make training difficult.
Children: Very good with older respectful children.
Housing: Easily adapts to apartment, condo or country living conditions. They enjoy digging in gardens, so keep a watchful eye when left outdoors in fenced yards unattended. Make great companions for the elderly.
Exercise: Low. Daily walks in the neighborhood are fine. Active more outdoors than indoors.
Training: Intelligent. Trains easily - begin early training. Needs consistency with training. Can be difficult to housebreak.
Health: Prone to eye problems, deafness, and skin allergies. More information on Sealyham Terrier inherited health disorders.
History: The Sealyham Terrier, bred in 1850, was once known as the Pembrokeshire Terrier. Sealyham Terriers were named by Captain John Edwardes' of Sealyham estate in Wales. It was Edwardes who perfected this breed to work with Otter Hounds and resulted in a courageous, intelligent and robust hunter. Sealyhams evolved from Welsh Corgis, White West Highland Terriers, white Bull Terriers and Dandie Dinmonts.