Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier At a Glance
Country of Origin
12 - 14 yrs
17 - 20 in
30 - 40 lbs
Pups start out darker, even reddish-brown, but lighten over first couple of years to light wheat color, often with reddish tint
Very smart and eager, but often stubborn. Short training with rewards work best.
Wonderful. Very loving and keep puppy-like energy.
Can be good if socialized at a young age.
Varied, but do not do well in hot weather
Indoors, but love to play outside if it is not too hot
Need play time and short walk daily, but lower than most dogs of this size.
Does not shed so requires regular brushing.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Information
Thanks to Liz Fabry for her contribution!
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breeders:
Addison's Desease (blood test)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA
Protein Wasting Disease(s), PLN/PLE (diagnostic tests)
Renal Dysplasia (genetic test)
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Health Issues
The following conditions may be a concern in the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier: