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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginIreland
Other Names
What other names does the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Wheaten, Wheatie, Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Is Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubUnited Kennel ClubIrish Kennel ClubCanadian Canine RegistryClub Espanol De Terriers
Price
How much does the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier price:
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier weigh? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier weight:
Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier average weight:
Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height
How tall is the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier height:
Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier average height:
Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
Curly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's coat?
Wheaten
Grooming
How to groom the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Wheaten? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier shedding level:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateFaithfulPlayfulEnergeticIntelligentSpirited
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Average: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Wheaten need? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier social needs:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Wheatie bark?
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier good as a watchdog?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Wheaten? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier do?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier have high prey drive?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and children:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers good office dogs? Do Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers be ofiice dogs?
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Wheaten temperament with senior people? Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs have health problems?
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed? Health risks of Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier:
Addison's DiseaseAllergiesCancerRenal Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
How long do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier have?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs require per day?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier risk for obesity:
Average. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier drool?
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Pros
  • Hypoallergenic: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Shedding Level: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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  • Mitch

    Jan 25, 2020, 8:44:44 AM:

    outstanding breed