Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

The fluffy, furry, Irish hunting Wheatie

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Description

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Life Expectancy
12-15 years
Learning Rate
High
Litter Size
4 to 8
Size
Medium
Weight
Dogs: 35-45 pounds
Bitches: 30-40 pounds
Height
Dogs: 18-20 inches
Bitches: 17-19 inches
Other Names
Wheaten Terrier
Country of Origin
Ireland
Groups
AKC Terriers, FCI Group III.: Terriers, TKC Terrier
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The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is medium-sized, compact and squarely proportioned. It is a strong dog that moves gracefully.

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This breed was used as a farm dog, herder, and hunter of small game and vermin. It is a playful and friendly terrier.

Temperament

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The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is an alert and happy animal; it is graceful, strong and well coordinated. It is usually very loving with children. This dog is sweet-tempered, easy-going and self-confident. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier bonds extremely closely with its family; seldom barks unnecessarily. It makes a great watchdog.

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Though not as aggressive as many other terriers, males may be combative with other male dogs if challenged. Usually it gets along well with other dogs, provided it is well socialized at an early age. It does not get along well with cats. This dog is very intelligent, so it will generally grasp quickly what is required of it. This breed has a straightforward nature and needs to be handled in a straightforward manner. This dog has a puppy attitude that remains with it throughout its life.

Colors

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Puppies are born black, but lighten to the final adult wheaten color by about two years of age.

Coat

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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.

Health Issuess

Health Issues

Soft-coated Wheaten Terriers are generally a long-lived breed.They are susceptible to various heritable diseases, although are most known for two protein wasting conditions: protein-losing nephropathy (PLN), where the dogs lose protein via the kidneys; and protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), where the dogs fail to fully absorb protein in their digestive tracts, causing it to pass in their stool.  To minimize the risk of your dog developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a puppy from a reputable breeder.

Living Environment

The Wheaten is ideal for those living in an apartment, as it is able to obtain a good amount of exercise indoors or in a small yard. This breed, however, doesn’t respond well to heat. Though it can survive outdoors in moderate climates, life indoors (possibly with air conditioning) is most suitable.

Living environment

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