Country of Origin: Ireland
  • Activity Level: high
  • Grooming Level: moderate
  • Trainability: high
  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Medium
  • Average Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Prey Drive: moderate
  • Watchdog: aware
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Breed Profile








Shoulder height: 17-20 inches. Weight: 30-45 pounds.

The coat is soft, silky and wavy. The face will have a noticeable beard that covers the eyes. Their coat color is apricot as a puppy and clear Wheaton as adults.

The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is independent, stubborn, and somewhat stand-offish with new people.

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers are lively, loyal, energetic and fun. They get along well with other dogs and are great with children.

Their coat can be kept in good condition by brushing with a medium-tooth comb daily. This breed sheds lightly and is relatively easy to take care of.

The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is an intelligent dog breed and is very trainable. They need to be challenged both mentally and physically while training.

This dog needs moderate but regular exercise. Wheaten Terriers enjoy running and playing with its family.