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Sealyham Terrier

The Sealyham Terrier is a dog breed, one of many Terrier breeds. The Sealyham Terrier originates from Wales and was bred by crossing Basset Hounds, Bull Terriers, the Fox Terrier, the West Highland White Terrier, and the Dandie Dinmont Terrier.

The Sealyham Terrier derives its name from Sealyham, Haverfordwest, Wales, the estate of Captain John Edwards, who developed a strain of dogs noted for their prowess in quarrying small game. He crossed the various breeds and tested the offspring, culling those who did not prove game.

Temperament
The Sealyham Terrier is an intelligent and charming dog, although it can be stubborn and very terrier-like at times. The Sealyham was very popular in the 1920s, rather like the West Highland Terrier is today. The Sealyham is extremely good with children, and make wonderful loyal pets. Most Websites concentrate on the Sealyham as a show dog.

 

Sealyham Terrier
Country of origin: Wales

History
The first Sealyham Terrier's club was created in 1908 and the breed was officially recognised in 1910. The Sealyham Terrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1919. Sealyham Terriers are today found mainly in the UK and South Africa. The Sealyham was once one of the more popular terriers and one of the best known Welsh breeds. Today, however, it is distinctly rare considered by the (British) Kennel Club as amongst the most endangered native breeds. The Corgi is without doubt the best known Welsh dog breed today aside from the only dog with Welsh in its name, the Welsh Terrier.