Welsh Sheepdog

Life expectancy

14 years

Age adult

18 months

Height (Shoulder height)

55 cm


17 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / smooth / undercoat

Coat color

all colors, two-coloured, tricolor, each with or without white markings

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 44

Suitable for children

Rather not

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


friendly / alert / intelligent / independent / likes to work

Bred for

work dog / herding dog

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI

not FCI approved

FCI description

Not FCI Approved

Short description

The Welsh Sheepdog works together with the shepherd and drives sheep, cattle, horses and geese in every terrain. He is independent and eager to learn. He is only suitable for farmers.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.