Wheaten Pei Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginChina flagChina Ireland flagIreland
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Shar Pei mix

Wheaten Pei Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Wheaten Pei puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Wheaten Pei in the United States? How much money is a Wheaten Pei?

Where to buy a Wheaten Pei with a good pedigree?

$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Wheaten Pei, 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 Wheaten Pei for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Wheaten Pei gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Wheaten Pei? How many Wheaten Pei are there in the world?
Average: The Wheaten Pei is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Wheaten Pei Size

Size
Is a Wheaten Pei small, medium or large dog?

How big do Wheaten Pei get?

What is the average size of a Wheaten Pei?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Wheaten Pei weigh? How much should a Wheaten Pei weight? What is the normal weight of a Wheaten Pei? How much does a full-grown Wheaten Pei weight?
Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Wheaten Pei?
Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height
How tall is the Wheaten Pei? Wheaten Pei height:
Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Wheaten Pei?
Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Wheaten Pei Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Wheaten Pei have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseCurly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Wheaten Pei's coat?
WheatenApricotBlue CreamRedBrownFawnBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Wheaten Pei and how often? How often should I take my Wheaten Pei to the groomer?
Advanced: The Wheaten Pei requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Wheaten Pei a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Wheaten Pei, 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 Wheaten Pei dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Wheaten Pei? Do Wheaten Pei dogs shed a lot?
Wheaten Peis 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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Wheaten Pei need a bath? How often should you give a Wheaten Pei a bath? Can I bathe my Wheaten Pei every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Wheaten Pei Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Wheaten Pei have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateFaithfulPlayfulEnergeticIntelligentSpiritedIndependentReservedDevotedLovingSuspicious
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Wheaten Pei? Is the Wheaten Pei breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Wheaten Pei ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Wheaten Pei dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Wheaten Pei?
Wheaten Peis 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 Wheaten Pei is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Wheaten Pei sensitivity:
Wheaten Peis have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Wheaten Pei a good family dog?
Average to High: Wheaten Peis are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Wheaten Pei need? Wheaten Pei social needs:
Wheaten Peis are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Wheaten Pei dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Wheaten Pei bark?
Low to Average: The Wheaten Pei rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Wheaten Pei good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Wheaten Peis are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Wheaten Peis will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Wheaten Pei dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Wheaten Peis are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Wheaten Pei can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Wheaten Pei will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Wheaten Pei bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Wheaten Pei? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Wheaten Pei? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Wheaten Pei 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Wheaten Pei has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Wheaten Pei? How much bite force does a Wheaten Pei have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Wheaten Pei bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Wheaten Pei, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Wheaten Pei do?
Wheaten Peis have a higher 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 Wheaten Peis need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Wheaten Pei to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Wheaten Pei roam?
Wheaten Peis have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Wheaten Pei have high prey drive?
Wheaten Peis 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 Wheaten Pei good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Wheaten Pei in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Wheaten Pei breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Wheaten Peis adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Wheaten Pei be left alone? How long can you leave a Wheaten Pei alone?
Wheaten Peis do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Wheaten Pei Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Wheaten Pei temperament with other people:
Wheaten Peis are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Wheaten Pei dogs get along with other pets? Are Wheaten Pei dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Wheaten Peis usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Wheaten Pei dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Wheaten Pei temperament with children:
Wheaten Peis are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Wheaten Pei dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Wheaten Pei breed live with a cat?
Wheaten Peis are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Wheaten Pei good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Wheaten Pei dogs get along with other dogs?
Wheaten Peis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Wheaten Pei breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Wheaten Pei breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Wheaten Peis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Wheaten Peis good office dogs? Do Wheaten Peis make good office friendly dogs? Can Wheaten Peis be office dogs?
No
Wheaten Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Wheaten Pei dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Wheaten Pei temperament with senior people? Are Wheaten Pei dogs good for elderly owners?
Wheaten Peis are commonly okay with elderly people.

Wheaten Pei Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Wheaten Pei dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Wheaten Peis are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Wheaten Pei breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Wheaten Pei breed? Most common health risks of Wheaten Pei:
Addison's DiseaseAllergiesCancerRenal DysplasiaBloatCutaneous MucinosisDemodectic MangeElbow DysplasiaEntropionFeverGlaucomaHip DysplasiaHypothyroidismOsteochondrosis DissecansPatellar LuxationPyodermaSeborrhea
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Wheaten Pei breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Wheaten Pei see the vet?
Rare
The Wheaten Pei should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Wheaten Pei dogs live? How old can a Wheaten Pei be? What is the age limit of the Wheaten Pei? How many years can the oldest Wheaten Pei live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Wheaten Pei?

How long is the lifespan of a Wheaten Pei?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Wheaten Pei: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Wheaten Pei breed hypoallergenic?
No
Wheaten Peis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher 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 Wheaten Pei have? What is the activity level of the Wheaten Pei?
Wheaten Peis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Wheaten Pei need? How much exercise do Wheaten Pei dogs require per day?

Do Wheaten Pei dogs need a lot of exercises?

Wheaten Peis have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Wheaten Pei breed need?
Wheaten Peis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Wheaten Pei need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Wheaten Pei breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Wheaten Pei? How much food should I feed my Wheaten Pei?
2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Wheaten Pei risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Wheaten Pei's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Wheaten Pei's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Wheaten Pei 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 Wheaten Pei drool?
The Wheaten Pei is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Wheaten Pei As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Wheaten Pei be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

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).

Wheaten Pei is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Wheaten Pei be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Wheaten Pei be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is 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 people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Wheaten Pei is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Wheaten Pei be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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.

Wheaten Pei is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Wheaten Pei be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Wheaten Pei is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Wheaten Pei be a boat dog?

Not really

Wheaten Pei breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Wheaten Pei be a drafting dog?

Yes

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.

Wheaten Pei breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Wheaten Pei dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs. A combat dog is a specially trained dog that is used in warfare to help protect military personnel and assets. Combat dogs are often deployed in areas where there is potential for contact with the enemy, such as during raids or search operations. Combat dogs are typically assigned to either infantry or special operations units. They are used for a variety of tasks including area security, sentry duty, trackers, and explosive detection. In addition to their combat roles, combat dogs also play an important role in troop morale by providing companionship and emotional support.

Wheaten Pei Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Wheaten Pei pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Wheaten Pei breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Wheaten Pei: 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 female 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 female’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.

Litter Frequency

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 Wheaten Pei have in a litter? How many puppies can the Wheaten Pei breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Wheaten Pei have? How many puppies can a Wheaten Pei give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Wheaten Pei Recognition

AKC Group
Is Wheaten Pei recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Wheaten Pei recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Wheaten Pei breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.

Wheaten Pei Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Health Issues: Wheaten Peis are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Wheaten Pei breed.
  • Shedding Level: Wheaten Peis are low shedders.
  • Watchdog Ability: Wheaten Peis are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Wheaten Peis adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Wheaten Peis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Wheaten Peis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Wheaten Pei requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Wheaten Pei's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Wheaten Peis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Wheaten Peis do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Wheaten Peis are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Wheaten Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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