Sealyham terrier


Sea·ly·ham terrier

noun \ˈsē-lē-ˌham-, especially British -lē-əm-\

Definition of SEALYHAM TERRIER

:  any of a breed of short-legged long-headed terriers developed in Wales with a usually white wiry outer coat and soft dense undercoat

Origin of SEALYHAM TERRIER

Sealyham, Pembrokeshire, Wales
First Known Use: 1907

Sealyham terrier

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Breed of terrier developed in the late 19th century by Capt. John Edwardes for hunting foxes, otters, and badgers on his Welsh estate, Sealyham. A small, short-legged, sturdy dog, it was bred for courage, stamina, and hunting ability. It has a double coat, soft underneath and wiry on top, and may be solid white or white with darker markings on its head and drooping ears. It stands about 10 in. (25.5 cm) and weighs about 20 lbs (9 kg).

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