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Welsh Terrier- Fun Facts and Crate Size

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 Welsh Terrier - Fun Facts and Crate Size

Welsh Terrier

Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in: 1888
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Size: Medium
  • Energy: High
  • Recommended Crate Size: 30” dog crate*

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The Welsh Terrier an is old breed. It is also known as the Old English Terrier, the Black Haired Terrier, Old English Wire Haired Terrier and Rough Coated Terrier. Initially, this breed was developed to control the badger, marten and fox populations on the farm.

It does not fear animals that are bigger than it. It is quite friendly and makes a suitable companion in the home. In 1888, The American Kennel Club recognized the Welsh Terrier. This breed seems to be a painter's delight, as they are often used in their productions.


The Welsh Terrier is one of the oldest dog breeds in the UK. It was recognized by the American Kennel Club and listed in the Terrier group. It was a popular breed years ago, but this has slowly declined. This breed's primary characteristics are its strength, loyalty and gentle nature.


The Welsh Terrier has soft and curly coat. The cost is not long on his head but the hair is wavy. The cost can protect him from wet in winter, even the country is cold weather. The moderate feathering is coated the forelegs, hocks, chest, and belly. The small feathering also coats his ears.

The height and weight of the body reaches 14-15 inches with a weight of 20 pounds.  They have bigger eyes and dropped ears. The coat colors can come in brown and black. It has strong muscles, and Its structure is relatively smaller than other Terriers.


The proper nutrition for feeding Welsh Terriers depends on his size, age, metabolism and activity level. It is recommended to feed him twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.

Always check with your veterinarian or breeder for the appropriate feed frequency and quantity of food. Although it is important to limit food to your pet's dietary needs, always ensure fresh water is available.


Welsh Terrier is easy to groom. The Welsh Terrier has a curly coat which is not difficult to maintain. Because of his hanging ears, it is recommended to perform regular checks in order to prevent them from developing infections. In winter, bath him with warm water. To prevent mats, owners should regularly brush their pet's coat to keep it clean and remove death hair. Regular teeth brushing will keep the mouth healthy. 


The Welsh Terrier can be a calm dog when accompanying kid’s during playtime. To train or stimulate him, you should choose some activities like tracking, fly ball, agility, and other similar activities. This bred needs moderate, regular exercise. Taking a daily walk will satisfy your Terrier's needs. Aim to give your Welsh Terrier 30-45 minutes of daily activity outside.

Pet Crate Size

The standard crate size for Welsh Terriers is the 30” dog crate.*


* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.

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