Welsh Terrier adult black and white

Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terriers are affectionate, obedient and easy to control. These naturally cheerful dogs are full of life and rarely timid.

About the Welsh Terrier

In their homeland, Welsh Terriers are regarded as members of one of the oldest terrier breeds. These working dogs have great potential in many different disciplines, including hunting, retrieving and turning badgers out of their lair.

They do require a firm hand in the home, as they can often have a stubborn terrier streak. Welsh Terriers are the very embodiment of the word “cobby” – short-bodied, square-shaped, muscular and powerful. They are generally made for a working life, although they are known to make well-mannered and friendly family companions.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
FCI Group 3, AKC Terrier Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Intelligent / Even-tempered / Loving / Obedient / Friendly / Confident

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Gentle with children
  • Requires a lot of grooming