The brilliant 19th-century creation of sportsman Captain John Edwardes, the Sealyham Terrier possesses more courage per square inch than any other terrier in the world. A walking, barking contradiction, this dignified, elegant companion, cloaked in white with smart markings, is a fearless, territorial working dog. Although the Sealyham Terrier only stands over limited ground, given his small size, hes capable of guarding entire estates for his well-protected owners. For the right family who knows how to regard and train this below-the-knee wonder, the Sealy makes an appealing house pet who delights in being around his people. Terrier expert and author Muriel P. Lee discusses the breeds history in the UK and the US, highlighting the Sealys glory days in the show ring and tracing the top dogs and breeders to the current day. This Special Rare-Breed Edition discusses the breeds characteristics and standard, as well as puppy selection and rearing. New owners will welcome the authors advice on house-training and obedience lessons, including preventing puppy problems and solving undesirable-behavior issues. Additionally, this well-illustrated color volume covers the basics of preventive healthcare in a thorough, up-to-date chapter written by veterinarian Dr. Lowell Ackerman; parasites, inoculations, spay/ neuter and selecting a veterinarian are among the topics discussed.