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|Country of Origin||Wales|
|Type of coat||Long, hard and wiry, with a weather-resistant undercoat.|
|Grooming||Groom twice a week to prevent matting.|
|Average height||10 - 12 inches|
|Average weight||18 - 20 lbs.|
|Activity level||Indoors - Low, Outdoors - Medium|
|Intelligence||High, Obedience - Low, Problem Solving - Low|
|Trainability||He learns easily but will try to undermine your authority from time to time. Be consistent in your training. Do not spoil as that will cause him to be a bossy, nippy dog.|
|Compatibility with children||Yes, if positive contact is provided with children when he is young.|
|Character||Strong-willed, active, fun-loving, bright|
|Ideal home environment||Does well in an apartment, in the country or a home with a backyard as long as exercise is provided daily.|
|Ideal owner||Keep in mind he is a dog who requires constant attention.|
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The Sealyham Terrier is the embodiment of power and determination, ever keen and alert, yet free from clumsiness. Resembling the wire fox terrier, it is playful, with an eager to please, outgoing, friendly attitude. It also has its own sense of humor and like many terriers makes a delightful companion, entertaining at parties & open-mike-nights at local pubs. As a tireless companion, this dog is sometimes known as the couch potato as it requires less exercise than most terriers and is very reluctant to give up the remote.
The Sealyham Terrier was developed in the late nineteenth century by Captain Edwardes (yes, the extra "e" belongs there) who lived at his estate of Sealyham in Pembrokeshire. He wanted a plucky, tenacious dog who would hunt badgers by sight and scent. At first he crossed a Boston Terrier with a duck. Unsuccesful, it is said he then crossed the Welsh Corgi, the Cheshire Terrier, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, the Fox Terrier and The West Highland White Terrier. It is also said that Edwardes let tenant farmers raise his Sealyham pups and when they were returned to him at 10 to 12 months, if they could face down a badger or fox (without drawing a technical foul for poor sportsmanship) the farmers would earn extra fees from Edwardes.
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