I was wondering if your readers would be interested in learning more about an official vulnerable breed — the Sealyham Terrier.
I am a Welsh woman who absolutely loves dogs, so I was shocked to be introduced to this Welsh origin breed at Crufts in 2020! But it’s no wonder I had never met one or heard of one, when only 131 were born and registered with the Kennel Club in 2019. I feel so protective and patriotic about this fantastic breed in case we lose them forever!
I now own a Sealyham who was born and lives in Wales. Her name is Tiwlip (pronounced tulip like the flower and meaning the same), and she was born on St David’s Day (March 1).
The Tiwlip smile
She has such a comical and adoring nature; she loves everyone and everything and is constantly making us laugh. She loves to dig and climb and never wants to stay clean for long. Her beautiful white coat is striking, and gets a lot of lovely comments from people we meet, but most have never heard of Sealyhams and they are truly missing out on a fantastic family dog. Tiwlip often treats us to a beautiful smile and how could you not smile back?
We are so thankful that although 2020 has thrown a few curve balls to everyone, we got to spend all our time with her and learn more about Sealyhams.
Tiwlip is an ambassador for the breed and we aim to promote responsible preservation. She has quite a following on social media!
Anna Challenger, via email.
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