After the First World War, in both the UK and the United States, the popularity of Sealyham Terriers surged where the stars from Hollywood, made the Sealyham a desirable breed to own.
Bishop Winnington-Ingram with his Sealyham terrier, Jick. Jick featured on the cover of a book published in 1938 called “Whose Dog Are You?” and the Bishop apparently “never wearies of describing his virtues and escapades”.
The Sealyham terriers owners list are endless with some great names, such as Humphrey Bogart, Jane Russell, Deborah Carr, Edith Madeline Carroll, a tennis player Helen Wills Moody and even the writer Agatha Christie had owned one.
Hitchcock's Sealyham Terriers
Alfred Hitchcock is known to have owned four Sealyhams in his lifetime -
Mr.Jenkins, Geoffrey, Stanley and Sarah.
In his film Suspicion in 1941, one of his Sealyhams made a guest appearance.
Film " The Birds "
In the 1963 film The Birds, director Hitchcock, during a cameo appearance can be seen walking his two Sealyham terriers Geoffrey and Stanley out of a shop as Tippi Hedren enters. Producer Hilton A. Green, said, “… those dogs ate better than most people in the world. I mean, he would go to the store and get the finest cut of meat and have them ground it up for these dogs. They were wonderful! He would bring them to work. They would be in his office, and he loved them dearly.
In the 2012 movie "Hitchcock" we can see sealyhams appear along with Sir Anthony Hopkins and Dame Helen Mirren.