The Welsh Terrier was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888. It is considerd to be called the old "black and tan" terrier. The Welsh Terrier is consisdered to be an alert, friendly, and strong terrier originally used to hunt fox and varmin on farms and estates. The Welsh Terrier is a very intelligent terrier although at times a little stubborn. The ideal owner of a Welsh Terrier should be able to provide adequate daily exercise. The exercise requirement is considered HIGH for this breed and therefore it is recommended that the owner be willing to walk, play and./or provide a fenced outdoor area for the Welsh terrier to enjoy and stretch his/her legs. The Welsh Terrier is a good family companion and is generally good with children that are not be too heavy handed with them. The Welsh Terrier is the ideal terrier for a active family or individual who is looking for a companion to travel or explore the great outdoors.
West Highland White Terrier
The West Highland White Terrier temperament can vary greatly, with some being friendly towards children, whilst others prefer solitude. It will not tolerate rough handling such as a child pulling on its ears, and can be both food-and toy-possessive. It is normally independent, assured, and self-confident, and can make a good watchdog. It is a loyal breed that bonds with its owner, but is often always on the move, requiring good exercise (15–30 min). The Westie is highly social and is the most friendly and jolly of all the Scottish breeds of terriers. It is a hardy breed, and can be stubborn, leading to issues with training. A Westie may need to have its training refreshed on occasion during its lifetime. Having a typical terrier prey drive, it tends to be highly interested in toys especially chasing balls. It does retain the instincts of an earth-dog, including inquisitive and investigative traits, as well as natural instincts to both bark and dig holes.