Country/Date of Origin: Wales/1500s
The recorded history of the Welsh Terrier goes back to the 1500s. By the 1700s it was customarily used with fox hunting packs in the northern part of Wales. The long legged terrier was able to keep up with the horses but was still small enough to go after fox or badger below the ground.
Show classes were offered for the Welsh Terrier at English shows in the 1880s. By 1901 there were enough of the breed in America to offer classes for them at American Kennel Club shows.