The Welsh Terrier breed originated in Wales several hundred years ago. Used to hunt otters, foxes and badgers across land and water, the Welsh Terrier was adored for his tenacity on the hunt and his gentleness at home.
Welsh Terriers have compact, medium-sized and well-proportioned frames covered in bristly, wiry coats. Their long, narrow heads have small, dark eyes and V-shaped ears that fold forward. Welsh Terriers are usually groomed to have bushy, hanging bears. They have strong necks that slope down to deep chests, short backs and medium-length tails that point straight up. Their coats are usually black & reddish tan or grizzle.
Welsh Terriers can live as long as 12 years.