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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Dog Breed

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The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is thought to be the traditional Irish farm dog. It was the poorer folk’s dog; large enough to enforce its presence but not so large that it was expensive to keep. It was bred as an all purpose dog to herd sheep and cattle, catch a range of vermin, keep watch around farm boundaries to repel intruders and be a family companion. They were also known to accompany their master on hunter or poaching outings.

Average lifespan of Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

They can live up to 13 years of age.

Average size and weight

44cm to 49.5cm
13kg to 20.4kg

Breed personality, characteristics & temperament of Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

The Soft Coated Wheaten is a good family dog, orienting to the group rather than to one family member. It is generally good with children. It is happy and steady in temperament, carrying itself with an air of self-confidence. They are an alert dog that shows interest in the environment.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier  Compatibility with other pets

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers vary in their compatibility with cats and other household pets depending on the individual personality of the dog and their upbringing. There may be some conflict with adult dogs of the same sex.

Care requirements

The coat of this dog breed sheds little and is a continuous growing coat. They require regular brushing and combing to remove dead hair and prevent matting. They also need to be trimmed or tidied up throughout the year. These breed is an active breed and needs regular exercise. A fenced yard is ideal. Daily walks are an advantage.

Ideal owners

Since they are good with children it is an ideal family pet. They love to be with people and are a loyal companion.

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