Facts & Origin
What is a Sealydale Terrier?
The Sealydale Terrier, also known as the Airedale Terrier and Sealyham Terrier mix, is a cross between two hardy terrier breeds: the Airedale Terrier and the Sealyham Terrier.
Origin and history
Although the exact origin of this mixed breed is not documented, both parent breeds are very traditional. The Airedale Terr ier originated in Great Britain and was bred in the early 19th century as a hunting, herding and water search dog. The Sealyham Terrier, also originating in Great Britain, was originally a small, strong dog for fox hunting and pest control.
|Origin||England - UK|
|Life expectancy||10 - 14 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||high - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character traits and nature
The character traits of the Sealydale Terrier often reflect the temperament of both parent breeds.
- Intelligent: Their Airedale Terrier side makes these dogs quick learners and adaptable. They appreciate mental challenges and need proper mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy.
- Lively: These dogs are full of energy and need daily exercise and playtime. Their Sealyham Terrier genetics contribute to the lively and playful nature of this breed.
- Loyal: Sealydale Terriers are strongly bonded to their people and show a deep loyalty. They are often protective and make excellent watchdogs.
Husbandry and Training
As a result of this mix breeding, the Sealydale Terrier proves to be active, adaptable and intelligent. These traits make it a versatile companion, both for families and individuals. In addition, they prove to be excellent watchdogs, ready to protect their homes and families.
Because of their intelligence, Sealydale Terriers tend to be very trainable. They learn commands and tricks quickly, especially when positive reinforcement methods are used. However, they can sometimes have a mind of their own, which requires patience and consistency in training.
Care of the Sealydale Terrier
Grooming a Sealydale Terrier requires some specific considerations. Like both parent breeds, the Sealydale has a dense, wiry coat that should be trimmed regularly. Professional handling is recommended to avoid skin irritation. In addition, the ears should be checked regularly for infections and cleaned.
Health of the Sealydale Terrier
Although the Sealydale Terrier generally inherits robust health, it can be prone to certain health problems that are common in parent breeds. These include hip dysplasia, eye problems, and skin problems. Regular vet visits are therefore essential to ensure the health of this lively dog.
Breeding the Sealydale Terrier
Breeding Sealydale Terriers requires expertise and experience, as they require careful genetic controls considering their rarity. Because of their rarity, puppies can be difficult to find and a long waiting period with breeders is common.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Sealydale Terrier is a medium-sized dog breed. His dense, wiry coat varies in color between white, black and sandy brown, which makes him a particularly striking dog and provides him with good insulation against bad weather. In addition, he has a soft undercoat that also protects him from the cold.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.
Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Can be hereditary in certain breeds.
Ureteral ectopy (also known as ureteral ectopia) is an inherited condition where the ureter (known as the ureter) does not end in the bladder as usual due to a misalignment.
The Sealydale Terrier usually has a wiry, dense coat.
Life expectancy is between 12 and 15 years.
The character is usually very intelligent, playful, friendly and curious. They are loyal and love to play and interact with their owner.
Sealydale Terriers need plenty of exercise to stay physically and mentally fit. They should enjoy walks, runs and other activities at least once a day.