Origin: United Kingdom (Wales)
Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-14 years
Weight: Male: 5-6, Female: 5-5.5
Height: Male: 12-15, Female: 11-14
Origin of Name: The Welsh Terrier originates from Wales and was originally bred for hunting fox, rodents and badger.
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It is impossible to say when the Welsh Terrier came into existence, but the breed as we know it was taking shape in the 1700s. They were raised in the remote mountainous region of North Wales to hunt foxes, otters and badgers. The Welsh Terriers, with their powerful headquarters and punitive jaws, were equipped for the task of going face-to-face with sharp-toothed, razor-clawed prey, with conspicuous terrier courage. Badgers, in particular, are dangerous adversaries, and digging them from their lair was no work for sissy dogs.