Facts & Origin
Profile: Weltador (Welsh Terrier and Labrador Retriever mix).
The Weltador is a meeting of two breeds with strong characters: the spirited Welsh Terrier and the good-natured Labrador Retriever. This mix produces a robust, active and often very loyal companion.
Origin and history
The Weltador is a designer dog that has emerged in recent decades to combine the best of both worlds.
- The Welsh Terrier has its roots in Wales and was once a prized hunting companion, chasing badgers, foxes and other small animals.
- The Labrador Retriever, one of the most popular family dogs in the world, has its beginnings in Newfoundland, where it worked as a fishing dog.
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
Mixing these two breeds can result in different character traits, which are often a combination of their respective parent breeds:
- Energetic and Playful: The Weltador has a lot of energy and needs regular activities to be happy.
- Loyal and loving: He will bond closely with his family and often wants to be part of all activities.
- Intelligent: Thanks to the Labrador in his lineage, he is easy to train, but may also have the independent streak of the Terrier in him.
Suitability and attitude
The Weltador suits a variety of lifestyles: He is suitable for both families and individuals. At the same time, he is very suitable for dog sports such as agility or flyball, thanks to his intelligence and energy.
Care and health
The coat of the Worldador can vary depending on what characteristics he inherits from his parents: he can have the shorter, dense coat of a Labrador or the wiry coat of a Terrier. It is recommended to brush him regularly, especially if he has the wiry terrier coat.
Like all dogs, the Weltador benefits from regular vet visits and a balanced diet . Also, a regular control of the claws, ears and eyes should happen.
What does this mongrel look like?
There can be a wide range in the appearance of the Worldador, as with all mixed breeds. He could have the robust stature of a Labrador with the coat color of a Welsh Terrier, or vice versa. His eyes are often expressive, showing his intelligence and curiosity.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
In some breeds, joint damage can occur later in life, affecting the musculoskeletal system.
The Labrador Retriever and Welsh Terrier mix is a very intelligent, bright and gentle dog. He has a strong bond with his owners, but also enjoys being with other dogs. He is playful and affectionate and has a strong need to be loved and kept busy.
This mix is generally described as medium to large in size.
The worldador should receive a diet adapted to his age, activity level and size.
The worldador needs at least one hour of exercise and exercise every day.