A Hardy Working Terrier.
The Sealyham Terrier was originally created by a
sportsman, by the name of Captain John Edwardes, on his
estate known as Sealyham, in Haverfordwest, South Wales.
The purpose was to produce a hardy working terrier, short
on the leg, so that it could easily go to ground, but it had to
be very tough, and clever enough to dig out and dispatch
the ferocious badger and wily fox. He succeeded!
Today's Sealyhams are chiefly family pets, but they
have retained their original working instincts. They are
extroverted and very friendly. The Sealyham sports an all
weather-resistant jacket, comprised of a hard, wiry top coat
and a dense softer undercoat. The coat is all white, or with
lemon, tan, or badger markings, on head and ears. It does
shed, but only a little. The coat should be hand stripped or
plucked to maintain texture, and good looks. Sealyham
Terriers are moderately active and enjoy a good walk.
Sealyhams are very good watchdogs.
Height: About 10.5 in. (27 cm) at withers.
Dog Weight: 23 - 24 lb. (10.5 - 10.9 kg).
Bitch Weight: 18 - 22 lb. (8.2 - 10 kg).
Watchdog: Very good.
Life Expectancy: 11 - 13 years.