Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

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Originally hailing from Ireland, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier personifies some of the best qualities of the terriers.

These playful, intelligent dogs have the energy to keep up with a large family and are always excited to try new things. They are often calmer and easier to manage than other terrier breeds, allowing them to adapt to many different kinds of living situations.

Origin: Ireland,
The Wheaten is one of many terriers coming from the Emerald Isle, along with the Irish, Kerry Blue, and Glen of Imaal Terriers. They did not really become popular in America until the 1950s, and were not recognized by AKC for regular classes until 1973.
the Wheaten is actually an all-round farm dog, doing anything and everything a farmer may need – hunting vermin, protection, and moving livestock. 
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are playful and energetic with a tolerant disposition, making them an incredibly kid friendly dog.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are fairly adaptable dogs that can be comfortable living in smaller spaces. They do best when they are allowed to live indoors, close to their family.

Although Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a long, luxurious coat, a lack of undercoat means that they do not shed as much as you might expect.

Wheaten puppies are born a dark brown and lighten to a shade of wheat by the time they are two. It’s one of the things that makes the puppies just too cute!

While all Wheatens may look the same to the those not familiar with the breed, Wheatens come in two coat types: “heavy” and “Irish.”

 

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