Sealyham terrier


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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, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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