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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Happy, steady and confident, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier originated more than 200 years ago in Ireland as an all-purpose farm dog. Known for his soft, silky wheaten-coloured coat, the breed adapts well to city or country life. He is willing to please and relates well to children. An active breed, the Wheaten needs daily exercise. Though his coat sheds little, regular grooming is necessary to prevent matting.
Living Considerations
  • Suitable for apartment living
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
Lydia Vogel brought the first Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers to the U.S. in the 1940s.
Also Known As:
Wheaten Terrier
Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Size Medium
  • Height Males – 46 to 48 centimetres at the withers Females – 43 to 46 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 16 to 18 kilograms Females – 14 to 16 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Any shade of wheaten
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both