Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier


Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

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Lifespan: 12-14 Years

Avg height: 46-49cm

Avg weight: 16-21kg

Coat type: Soft, silky coat, forming loose waves

Coat colours: Pale gold (mature), born with dark red or brown coat which lightens

Originally bred for: Working dog, hunting rats, rabbits and badger

Breed traitsHappy-go-lucky, affectionate


A little about the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a cheerful and loving dog. It is one of the less vocal terriers and is often quite gentle - making it patient with young children. However, they need daily exercise and may be prone to dig.



The major diseases owners of Soft Wheaten Terriers must be aware of are: Protein-losing nephropathy and Protein-losing enteropathy. Less commonly they may have Renal dysplasia, Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's), Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Canine Hip Dysplasia. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.