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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
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The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, also known as the Wheaten, is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in Ireland. Here are some key features and characteristics of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier:

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a soft and silky coat that comes in a range of shades from pale beige to dark reddish-brown. They have a square-shaped body with a broad head and dark, almond-shaped eyes. Their ears are small and folded over, and their tail is typically docked.


The Wheaten is a friendly and outgoing breed that loves to be around people. They are known for their playful and happy personalities, and they have a great sense of humor. They are loyal and affectionate with their families, including children, and they get along well with other pets. They have a moderate energy level and enjoy playing outdoors and going for walks.


The average lifespan of a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is between 12 to 15 years. They are generally a healthy breed but may be prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia, protein-losing nephropathy, and renal dysplasia.


The Wheaten has a soft and silky coat that requires regular grooming and shedding management. They are a low-shedding breed but still require brushing and grooming to keep their coat healthy and prevent matting.


The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is an intelligent breed that responds well to positive reinforcement training methods. They can be stubborn at times, so patience and consistency are important in their training. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended to prevent behavioral issues.


The Wheaten has a moderate energy level and requires daily exercise to stay healthy and happy. They enjoy walks, playtime in a fenced yard, and other outdoor activities. They may not be well-suited for apartment living due to their exercise needs.

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a friendly and outgoing breed that can make great family pets. They have a soft and silky coat that requires regular grooming, but they are a low-shedding breed. They are intelligent and respond well to positive reinforcement training, but they can be stubborn at times. With proper care and exercise, they can be wonderful companions for those looking for an energetic and playful dog breed.

Breed Information

Popularity:2022: #49
2021: #49
2020: #50
2019: #47
2018: #49
2017: #49
2016: #50
2015: #47
Breed Group:Terrier (AKC:1973)(UKC)
Life span:12-15 years
Height:Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Weight:Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg)
Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Litter Size:5-8 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $800 - $1000 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Buddy Daisy
2 Riley Stella
3 Dexter Zoe
4 Louie Mia
5 Bandit Riley
6 Gizmo Lexi
7 Ollie Dixie
8 Scout Honey
9 George Sandy
10 Bo Harley
11 Boomer Minnie
12 Thor Winnie
13 Gunner Josie
14 Koda Cleo
15 Maverick Sally
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