The Sealyham Terrier (the name derived from Sealyham, an estate of John Tucker Edwards from Haverfordwest, in Wales (UK), is a purebred, developed by Captain Edwards in mid-1800s. It was used to hunt small games, such as otters, badgers, and foxes. Soon after the first Sealyham Terrier came into the scene, their name spread all over the world and was in high demand as a show dog. They are small dogs, with strong Terrier genes and a large head. They are known for their distinctive bushy beard, two broadly set oval-shaped dark eyes, and a pair of pendant like ears. Their top half is leveled, and the bottom half is as long as its tail. The harsh and white coat is well complimented with dark markings all over its body.
- They have an exclusive club named after them, the American Sealyham Terrier Club.
- The Sealies were mainly popular in the 1900s because they always used to stand out in various ring shows, resulting in breeding them in hundreds.
- Despite their excellent companion skills, they never became a favorite breed among the general public.
Temperament & Personality
Once you go, Sealy, you will never own a different breed, this statement entirely compliments the Sealyham Terriers. These little dogs with a giant personality make excellent clowns. They are considered to be less active than their other Terrier relatives and are also less yappy and confrontational.
Sealyham Terrier does bark a lot but does not get provoked easily by other dogs and animals. They are great companion breeds and will give emotional support when the owner gets upsets. Considered equally perfect for both the elderlies and small children, the Sealyham Terriers will make a great partner in all sorts of crimes (pun intended).