The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier can live up to 13 years of age.
Average size and weight
44cm to 49.5cm
13kg to 20.4kg
Breed personality, characteristics & temperament
The Soft Coated Wheaten is an elegant long legged terrier, the ‘teddy-bear’ soft cuddly dog that is a delightful and faithful companion. It 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. They are less aggressive than is encouraged in some of the other terrier breeds.
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.
The coat of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 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. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is an active breed and needs regular exercise. A fenced yard is ideal. Daily walks are an advantage.
Since the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is good with children it is an ideal family pet. They love to be with people and are a loyal companion.
Decision time (resources provided by Kennel Club):
Before making a decision on getting a puppy, here are some articles you might find helpful:
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Where to find dogs (resources provided by the Kennel Club):
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