Weight: 30 - 40 lbs.
Height: 17" - 19"
Life Span: 14 years
Health Problems: Food allergies; flea allergies; progressive retinal atrophy; kidney problems; Addison's Disease; PLN & PLE. Buyers should research breeding line to avoid genetic problems. Does not do well in hot climates.
Also Known As: Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier, Heidewachtel, Spion
Category: Companion Dog
The Wheaten Terrier requires moderate regular exercise. This breed is athletic, energetic, and loves hikes and play sessions. This dog can do well in city environment if it receives adequate walks and play time.
Your Wheaten Terrier's soft, thick, wavy coat needs daily grooming. This is a high maintenance breed that needs professional trimming 4 times per year. This breed is a low shedding one.
The Wheaten Terriers is outgoing and loves people. The breed is adaptable, versatile and loves to dig. The Wheaten Terrier has a high energy level, but is not overly rambunctious. This is a dog that's happy, playful, and likes to jump. It tends to be sensitive and devoted to its family. Early, consistent training is needed.
Compatibility with Kids
Children should be gentle. Good family pet. Should interact well with other dogs if raised with them. Not good with small, passive pets or cats.
This breed was owned by the common people of Ireland and used as a hunter, guard dog, herd dog and all-around farm dog. It is related to the Kerry Blue and the Irish Terrier.