Health & Genetics

The Welsh Terrier is considered to be a relatively healthy breed.

The following information is provided by the WTCA health committee. It is not our intention that the information contained here be used as a substitute for professional veterinary care. We hope the links and information provided will aid in your understanding of health issues that may occur in Welsh Terriers. Not all health problems identified in Welsh Terriers are of an inherited nature.

Topics Related to Welsh Terrier Health

Articles of interest to Welsh Terrier Health


Alternative Medical Care

Pet owners today are often in search of alternative choices in the medical care they select for their animals. These therapies include Homeopathy, Chiropractic , Cranial Sacral Work, Acupuncture, Nutraceuticals, as well as other healing modalities. Listed below are links to Veterinarian Associations and articles you might find of interest.

Suggested Readings

Books offering more information about alternative healing modalities:

    • Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs, by Don Hamilton, DVM
    • Natural Health For Dogs & Cats, by Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM
    • The Holistic Guide For A Healthy Dog, Wendy Volhard & Kerry Brown, DVM
    • Four Paws Five Directions, by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM
    • The Natural Remedy Book for Dogs & Cats, by Diane Stein
    • How To Have a Healthier Dog, by Wendell O. Belfield, DVM & Martin Zucker
    • The Nature Of Animal Healing, by Martin Goldstein, DVM

* This page is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice. The WTCA is not responsible for the content of linked sites. The links are provided solely for the convenience of the reader.


AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF)/Welsh Terrier Club of America Donor Advised Fund

established in 1998

The WTCA periodically sponsors CHF studies. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the AKC CANINE HEALTH FUND - WTCA DONOR ADVISED FUND.  Your donation helps fund health studies pertinent to our breed. 

Go to the Donor Advised Fund on the AKC CHF website and designate Welsh Terrier Club of America.


Health & Genetics


Health Questionnaire


Donate to the Health Fund

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to fund studies that are pertinent to all Welsh Terrier through the AKC Canine Health Fund / Donor Advised Fund and designate Welsh Terrier Club of America.