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Terriers bred by those who show them.

Welcome To Sunoak Welsh Terriers

We are Joe and Allison Sunderman. Allison has owned and shown Welsh Terriers since 1976, Joe has owned and shown  them since 1983. We are preservation breeders, we breed a limited number of champion Welsh Terriers and offer a few wonderful puppies to qualified pet or show homes. 

About Us

We have been members of the Welsh Terrier Club of America since 1984 and 1983, respectively.

We are also members of the Terrier Club of Michigan

Allison is a member of Delaware Ohio Kennel Club. Allison has recently become an approved AKC All-Terrier Judge.

Welsh Terrier Facts

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 carried 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. 

The AKC standard for the male Welsh Terrier is 15″ – 15-1/2″ in height and 20 – 21 pounds in weight.  Females are proportionately smaller. The normal life expectancy is 13 – 15 years.

They love exercise and like to chase after things. They need to have their coat plucked or clipper groomed every two-three months.  The breed sheds little or no hair. They love people, and make themselves right at home wherever home happens to be. The Welsh is playful and fun-loving, but not hyperactive.  Part of their charm is to be everything at once:  a happy dog, a quiet companion, a protector of hearth and home, naughty, mischievous – and fun!