The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is medium-sized, compact and squarely proportioned. It is a strong dog that moves gracefully. This breed was used as a farm dog, herder, and hunter of small game and vermin. It is a playful and friendly terrier.
Puppies are born black, but lighten to the final adult wheaten color by about two years of age.
The coat is abundant, medium-long and falling in waves. Brushing can make the soft coat fuzzy, so using a brush is not recommended. Instead, frequent, even daily combing of the long, profuse coat with a medium-toothed comb is recommended to keep it free of tangles, beginning when the dog is a puppy. This breed does not shed in the spring and fall, but loose hair should be combed out of the coat from time to time. A well-groomed dog will shed very little. This breed is good for allergy suffers.
Prone to flea allergies and protein wasting disease (PLE and PLN). To minimize the risk of your dog developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a puppy from a reputable breeder.