The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a hunting dog and working dog that originated in Ireland. The breed is also the ancestor of the Kerry Blue Terrier breed.
Appearance & Grooming
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a medium-sized dog with a balanced body. The breed has a silky-like wheaten coat. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier sheds infrequently and requires brushing three times per week.
Behavior & Disposition
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is known for its affectionate, energetic, playful, intelligent, and faithful character. They tend to play well with older children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with younger children and other dogs.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a high activity level, but it is still easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks. It is recommended to feed them high-quality food as they age.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is known for its cleverness and independence. Training with consistency and patience is recommended and compulsive training is not an effective method for this breed. Early socialization and obedience training are also recommended.