This section is from the book "Sporting Dogs. Their Points And Management In Health, And Disease", by Frank Townend Barton. Also available from Amazon: Sporting Dogs; Their Points and Management in Health and Disease.
It is only within the last few years that this variety of Terrier has made his appearance on the English show benches, though indifferent specimens have been in existence in Wales for a number of years.
The Welsh Terrier Club and the Kennel Club have been the chief mediums through which the present standard of excellence has been obtained.
They are nice, smart, active little Terriers, and when properly trained make exceedingly useful companions, being full of pluck and ready to tackle anything their own height.
The Head ought to be long, more especially from eyes to nose, the occipital dome being a trifle more marked than it is in the Irish Terrier. Ears small, and curved close to sides of face.
Of medium length and thickness, ending in oblique shoulders.
Short and strong.
Of medium length, straight, and well muscled, tapering from elbows to feet.
Strong, and ribs, well sprung.
Docked short, and curved like that of an Irish Terrier.
Strong and well muscled.
Of a hare shape, but compact. A typical Welsh Terrier should be compactly built all over.