Sealyham Terrier

Small Size

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The Sealyham Terrier was developed to work alongside Otterhounds on the river Seal in Pembrokeshire. It would go to earth after otters, as well as badgers, foxes and polecats.


Attractive to ...

Hollywood wannabes. The Sealyham became fashionable after the First World War with actors Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor and Cary Grant all owning them.

Not the best for ...

Anyone not wanting a mud magnet. Sealyhams are close to the ground and in muddy conditions their long coats can get very dirty.


Welsh Border Terrier, Sealy

Cross between



United Kingdom


Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.


If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.


Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

12 years

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