Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier History/Evolution:

One of the three large Terriers of Ireland, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is prized for its abundant silky coat. Earlier in its history, the breed was developed as an all-purpose farm dog who could herd, guard, and hunt. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier came to the United States in 1946, and the AKC recognized it in 1973. The breed is versatile — a fine competitor in obedience and agility trials, as well as an affectionate companion in the home.


Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Size:

Medium; females 17 to 18 inches, 30 to 35 pounds; males 18 to 19 inches, 35 to 40 pounds.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Color:

Wheaten.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Temperament:

Affectionate, happy, gentle, adaptable. Good with considerate children; can be too boisterous for some. Active and alert. Less aggressive than some Terriers. Adaptable. May jump and dig.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Energy level:

Medium to high, mellows with age.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Best owner:

Active owner with training experience.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Needs:

Daily exercise, leash, fenced yard, firm and consistent training, brushing or combing every two days, and bathing and trimming every other month.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Life expectancy:

12 to 14 years.