Advanced search

Sealyham Terrier

(6 Posts)
Binfullofgibletsonthe26th Thu 27-Dec-12 12:03:09

Does anyone have one?

Would really really like to get one, we are a family of 3 with a small garden and ds7. DH is a SAHD so plenty of opportunity for walks in nearby woods.

Would love to know how the general temperament is around kids, energy levels, ease of care etc??

Also we'd be thinking of getting one in the UK and bringing back to Switzerland, so any advice/info on breeders in the UK, particularly in Wales would be appreciated.

Binfullofgibletsonthe26th Thu 03-Jan-13 15:48:10

Apologies for a shameless bump, but I'd love to hear from any Sealyham owners.....!

Aquelven Thu 03-Jan-13 17:30:02

I don't own a Sealyham but meet them around the shows, being in the same group as my dogs.
They have a fairly typical, feisty terrier temperament, need a lot of grooming as they are one of the trimmed breeds and, similar to mine, are low to the ground so are mud collectors on walks.

You'll be fairly hard pressed to find a puppy in the UK though as they are on the KC At Risk Native Breeds list, same as my Skyes who had only 44 new puppy registrations last year( only 30 in 2011 of which seven were from my last litter). Sealyhams had slightly more at 63 last year.
When you compare this with popular breeds,that can have registrations of thousand +, you can understand why most breeders of the rare vulnerable breeds have waiting lists, very long ones often going into two years or more.

Aquelven Thu 03-Jan-13 17:30:41

Forgot to put the link you might be interested in

Aquelven Thu 03-Jan-13 17:44:41

Just checked the KC list of breeders with puppies for you.
There are no Sealyham puppies available or due

Binfullofgibletsonthe26th Thu 03-Jan-13 22:02:41

Thanks for your very useful links. I'm not actually looking for one until about Oct/Nov this year, so it's good to start building contacts.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: