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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Puppies
Description: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a medium-sized, hardy, well balanced sporting terrier, square in outline. They are distinguished by their soft, silky, gently waving coat of warm wheaten color and their steady disposition. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, when trimmed for show, have blocky appendages and a long face. They have smaller drop ears and a soft covering of medium length fur all over the body. The fur on the face is profuse and often covers the eyes. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are a jolly breed who will retain their carefree puppy-ness right into adulthood. Puppies are born dark apricot but lighten to a clear golden wheaten color by two years of age. They do not reach full maturity until at least two years of age. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers were once a dog of commoners, simply often ignored as a breed. But the breed of today has become somewhat popular in countries around the world, and makes quite the friend. They are playful but stubborn, being the self-confident terrier that it is. Although, they are less aggressive than your average terrier. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a one-of-a-kind family dog that can also serve as an all-purpose farm dog.
Height: 17 - 19.5 inches.
Colors: A good, clear
wheaten, the shade of ripening wheat; white and red equally objectionable;
dark shading on ears not atypical. Any shade from light wheaten to golden
Temperament: Soft Coated
Wheaten Terriers are lively, loyal, energetic and fun. They have puppy characteristics
well into their adult years. Playful and exuberant, the Wheaten Terrier matures
slowly, only becoming fully mature at 2 years of age. Soft Coated Wheaten
Terriers are like the common terrier, inquisitive, peppy, somewhat protective,
stubborn and still playful. They are self confident, but less aggressive than
the average terrier. They love to be with family and absolutely loathe being
Care and Exercise: Constant
care is needed to maintain the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's flowing coat.
Daily combing with a medium-tooth comb is recommended to keep them tangle
free. Trim fringes from ears, feet and under the tail. Give them regular brushing
of the teeth, nail clipping and ear and eye cleaning. Bathe or dry shampoo
them only when necessary. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need moderate but regular
exercise to prevent boredom. A daily walk should suffice.
Activity: High. They have
a typical terrier mentality.
Health Issues: PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), colitis, Addison's disease, cancer, hip dysplasia, kidney diseases and allergic skin problems.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin: Ireland
First Registered by the AKC:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
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