Welsh terrier

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Welsh terrier,

breed of medium-sized 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 more than a century ago. It stands about 15 in. (38 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 20 lb (9 kg). Its close-lying, harsh, wiry coat may be black and tan or black, grizzle, and tan in color. The direct descendant of the old English wirehaired black-and-tan sporting dogs from which have come many of the present-day terriers, the Welsh terrier was renowned for its gameness on badger, fox, and otter. In recent times it has been raised chiefly as a 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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Billy is the top-winning Welsh terrier in the history of the breed, said Wornall, visibly puffing with pride.
Jean Wilkinson, from Prescot, with her Welsh terrier, Dylis, at the PDSA Easter Dog Show at Bowring Park, Huyton Picture: MARTIN BIRCHALL/mb220308pdsaDog
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James Hammond, 15, from Monkstown in Dublin impressed judges at the prestigious dog trials in Britain with his handling of Welsh Terrier Betsy.
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WELSH Terrier owners gathered in North Wales this weekend to mark the 20th anniversary of a group set up to protect the rare breed.
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