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Sealyham terrier

(sē`lēhăm'), breed of short-legged terrierterrier,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs originally bred to start small game and vermin from their burrows or, in the case of several breeds in this group, to go to earth and kill their prey. Today these dogs are raised chiefly as pets.
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 developed in Wales in the second half of the 19th cent. It stands about 10 in. (25 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 20 lb (9 kg). Its weather-resistant double coat consists of a dense, soft underlayer and a hard, wiry topcoat. It may be solid white or white with lemon or tan markings on the head and ears. The Sealyham takes its name from the Welsh country estate of Captain John Edwardes, who originated the breed. Used for years to hunt badger, otter, and fox, today it has come to be a popular house pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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This day is called the feast of Sealyham: She that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will sit with caution when this day is named, And shudder at the name of Sealyham.
In the 1963 shocker, he was seen walking a pair of dogs (his own Sealyham terriers, Geoffrey and Stanley) out of Davidson's Pet Shop, moments before Tippi Hedren went in.
Sealyham Terrier Charmin (of Group Terrier) and handler Margery from Pennsylvania USA, after they won Best in Show at Cruft's 2009, at the NEC in Birmingham.
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I corresponded with them and Sealyham up to 1922 and it was my fault and not theirs that we ceased corresponding.
A SEALYHAM terrier called Charmin was crowned Crufts champion bringing this year's controversial show at the NEC to a close.
The second Welsh breed under threat is the Sealyham terrier: 123 new puppies were registered in 1982 but 20 years later that fell to just 58.
The worst hit were Yorkshire terrier, down 68 per cent, then old English sheepdog, Sealyham terrier, Welsh corgi, rough collie and Shetland sheepdog.
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