The Welsh Terrier looks a little like a miniature Airedale Terrier: compact and rugged looking, with a wiry coat. The head is long, flat and rectangular, with bushy eyebrows, mustache and beard. The v-shaped ears fold forward. The nose is black and the almond-shaped eyes are small and dark. The top of the back forms a straight level line.
Puppies are born almost all black. The extremities lighten gradually, leaving a black "jacket." The tail is docked and caried with exuberance.
Loving, loyal and hardy are descriptive words. They are patient with children and can withstand a bit of rough play.
Welsh Terriers are curious and playful. Happy, energetic and spunky, they are best with an active family.