The gregarious Sealyham is game for just about anything you can dream up to satisfy their natural curiosity and eagerness. They were developed in Wales by crossing the West Highland White, the Wirehaired Fox Terrier, the Bull Terrier, and the Dandie Dinmont to produce a vivacious terrier to hunt fox, badgers, and otters. Their distinctive white coat served to easily distinguish them from the similarly sized game they went to ground to pursue. Today they are cherished family pets that are happy to display the qualities of their hunting terrier lineage in Earthdog competitions. Though happy in their role as cheerful, confident companions, they need activities to exercise their nimble minds and bodies. Their wiry, weather-resistant coat will need care and combing twice a week to keep mats away and monthly trimming will keep them looking and feeling their best.