Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

A.K.A. : Wheaten, Wheatie
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Overview: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is great with children. They are also very good with strangers and other dogs, so they fit well with most families. The Wheaten learns fast and needs lots of daily exercise.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): male:35-40, female:30-45
Height (in): male:18-19, female: 17-18
Colors: Puppies are born black, but lighten to the final adult wheaten color by about two years of age.
Coat: An abundant single coat covers the entire body, legs and head; coat on the latter falls forward to shade the eyes. Texture is soft and silky with a gentle wave.
Character: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are active, but not overly so. They make friends easily and are watchful and alert when needed.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children and other animals, as long as proper socialization has taken place.
Care: Its long, nonshedding coat needs brushing or combing every two days. Bathing and trimming every other month is necessary to maintain the desirable coat and silhouette. Pets can be better managed if their coats are clipped to about 3".
Training: This breed requires patience and positive reinforcement during training; he has a tendency toward being somewhat stubborn.
Activity: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has moderate exercise needs, including daily walks and playing in the yard.
Country of Origin: Ireland
Health Issue: This breed is prone to flea allergies and protein wasting disease.
Life Expectancy: 12-15
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