Very affectionate, loyal, lively, outgoing, and clever, the Welsh terrier forms solid bonds with its humans. As such, it loves family life and to get involved in the activities of its household.
Although it may have the usual terrier temperament, the Welshie is not known to be aggressive even with strangers. It is more laid-back than the other types. It prefers to keep its distance until it finally gets to know them. However, in true terrier fashion, it will not back down when threatened.
This spirited dog breed is intelligent, has a high prey drive, and is prompt with its bark. Although it may have a stubborn streak, it is eager to please its human. As such, it makes a good watchdog. However, it should be kept on a lead when going on walks.
As is the nature of terriers, the Welshie also likes to dig and explore. As such, homes with yards must be securely fenced. This is to prevent this canine from escaping.
A good family pet, this earth dog should be trained and socialised at an early age. This is to ensure that it develops into a well-balanced pooch. First-time dog owners may also find the Welshie a suitable companion provided that the owner can provide for this animal’s needs. Also, it is best kept as the only dog in the family as it is not as tolerant with other canines in the home.