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Welsh Terrier

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1. Origin

As its name suggests, Welsh Terrier dog was created in Wales (Wales) several centuries ago to hunt otters, foxes and badgers.

This terrier was used to sprout hunting or force him out of his cave lair or in an area accessible to hunters to shoot.

It is believed that Welsh terrier terrier successor as English black points Fire. By the late nineteenth century, Welsh Terrier enjoyed great popularity in his native country, but was not known outside it.

In 1884, the first Welsh Terrier and has appeared in England and, eventually, in 1888, the breed was imported to the United States. It was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a member of the group terrier OF THE. Nowadays it is primarily a beloved companion, who still retains his hunting skills.

2. Food Welsh Terrier

When it comes to food every dog ​​has its nutritional needs. Food is broadly similar to any terrier.

Dog meal must be rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. In case of doubt on the quality and quantity of food it is recommended to consult your veterinarian to establish a proper diet your dog.

Inappropriate foods are chocolate, cocoa, ice cream and similar products. Instead water should have the discretion to drink when thirsty.

3. Description Welsh Terrier

It is a wire-haired terrier and harsh, resembling very well with a Airedale Terrier. It has a rectangular head, long and flat with a mustache, beard and bushy eyebrows. The muzzle is the square on top and pointed her again.

His ears shaped "V" and are bent forward. The nose is black and almond-shaped eyes are small, dark.

Spurs from both the forelimbs and hind excised from. The tail is generally docked.

Welsh Terrier coat is wiry and rough. Coat color is mainly black with reddish-brown, with black vest. In some dogs, it barn jacket, gray. Puppies can be born completely black, following that, over time, to pale extremities gradually leaving only black vest.

Welsh Terrier mature adult can reach a maximum height of 39 centimeters and weighs about 7-9.5 kg.

4. Behavior Welsh Terrier

It is an active and playful dog, and compared to other terriers, is less cantankerous.

It is vigilant and friendly, affectionate and intelligent. Welsh Terrier is also curious and brave.

Some of them can be very combative with other pets, while others are not nearly as grumpy.

He likes to swim or dig holes. Some Welsh Terrier them, especially females, are difficult to learn to do their needs outside the home.

5. Training Welsh Terrier

After some opinions, is the most easily trained terrier that is intelligent, easily pircepe what is required and has a more tolerant than other terriers.

However conscevent training must be firmly and varied enough to attract. He likes to play ball, to run and play without a leash in a larger space.

6. Characteristics Welsh Terrier

As with other terriers can become destructive, digging holes if left alone too long.

Welsh's coat care needs to be maintained in good condition. For copies of competition we recommend a special haircut, the hair on the legs, abdomen and around the face staying longer, giving it the typical appearance. The breed sheds little or no.

7. Health Welsh Terrier

This breed robust and resistant with fewer sensitivities of a medical nature. The most common epilepsy, glaucoma, atopic dermatitis and hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not function normally. In the absence of sufficient thyroid hormone secretions, said condition may occur.

Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system that occurs mostly in the age of 2-5 years.

Atopy is a skin disease of allergic nature, immune-mediated.

Glaucoma is a serious and painful condition that causes increased intraocular pressure. Can lead to blindness if not treated on time.

The average life of Welsh Terrier is 10-12 years.

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