Welsh Terrier. Too cute to resist.
Welsh terriers, as you might have guessed, originally came from Wales. In fact, they are one of the oldest breeds from the United Kingdom, having been around for over 500 years. First bred as a hunting dog for rodents, foxes, and badgers, but these days they are more of a show dog. They have plenty going for them: smart, loyal and very playful. Playful means very active indeed, they’re certainly not for the owner who doesn’t like lots of “walkies”. Perhaps, this dog is also not for keen gardeners, because this terrier just loves to dig holes.
Their positive attitude, attentiveness and playfulness also make them a firm favourite with children. Especially with their extremely cute whiskers and furry bodies, which make them super cuddly. Surprisingly, Welsh Terriers are on the UK Kennel Club’s list of endangered breeds of dogs, with just 300 puppies registered last year. And to think a “Welshie,” Charlie, was once First Dog during the presidency of John F. Kennedy.