The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is lively, energetic and loyal as can be. This breed matures slowly and is in the puppy stage for a while. They love to be around their owners and love attention.
Their coat is wavy, silky & soft.
The Wheaten Terrier color is any shade of Wheaten with some red, black or white hairs.
Their coat is best when brushed on a daily basis to keep them maintained.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier life expectancy is between 12 - 14 years. Some health concerns to look for in this breed are:
• Hip Dysplasia
• PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a breed that they are not sure where it originated from. This breed has existed in Ireland for many centuries but that is as much as we know. This breed was used to guard the farm and it's animals. This breed came to the United States in the 1940's.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier was first registered by the AKC in 1973 and was grouped as Terrier.