The Welsh Terrier is a medium-sized dog with a wiry double coat that comes in a few different colors. Because they have a wiry coat, they do have some grooming needs. You should never shave their coat, but it will have to be clipped shorter every few months (and how often depends on your dog). Be prepared to take them to the groomer, as this can be difficult for your average person to do successfully!
There’s a lot to love about the Welsh Terrier. They love their family members, and can be some of the most affectionate pups you’ll find. They’re very loyal to the people they bond with, and tend to be good with kids too. Unlike some other, more reserved breeds, the Welsh Terrier is very open to meeting new people. Of course, to live up to their full potential, you’ll have to work hard to socialize them. This dog has the set up for success, but you still need to train them!
Welsh Terrier – A Verbal Dog
They may be wary of other dogs at first. Make sure you socialize them with one on one playdates, and take introductions to any new dogs slow. This is especially true if it’s a dog they’ll be living with.
One thing to bear in mind is that this dog loves to bark. They’ll bark if they’re bored, excited, frustrated… While you can teach a “quiet” verbal cue, you’ll likely never train the barking out of them entirely. If you live close to neighbors, such as in an apartment or townhouse, this could be a problem! They don’t mean any harm with their barking, but you definitely have to account for it. It’s in their nature.
Once you do get to know the breed you will quickly fall in love with them.