This square, sporty dog stands up
to 18 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a soft, silky, slightly wavy
that is the colour of "ripening wheat". There are two coat
types within this breed. The Irish coat is glossy, soft and silky while
the American and English coat is heavier and more dense.
Puppies are born dark
brown, often with very dark faces and will gradually lighten to the
wheaten colour by the age of two. The Wheaten Terrier's coat does require
a lot of work but is non-shedding and non-allergenic.
A steady, good-natured worker,
the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an engaging, lively, and carefree
personality. He seems to retain the playfulness and enthusiasm of
puppyhood right up to his adult years. The Wheaten Terrier is an
energetic playmate for children and makes an appealing family pet.
He should be socialized early to accept cats. He is very loyal and makes a
good watch dog.
The Wheaten Terrier is highly
intelligent and learns quickly. He should begin obedience training early.
He will adapt to urban or rural living as long as he receives daily exercise.