Rachael Phillips

The rise and fall of the Sealyham terrier

How a dog with a Hollywood pedigree ended up on the verge of extinction

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A Sealyham terrier on a 1930s W.D. & H.O. Wills cigarette card [Alamy]

‘What breed is he?’ is the question I hear most when I’m walking my six-month-old Sealyham terrier, Murray. Most of the time my answer is met with blank looks or ‘I’ve never heard of that’. But just once in a while, someone will recognise the breed – and when they do, they usually have a Sealyham story to tell.

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