Other Names : Wheaten, Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Country of Origin : Ireland
Dog Group : Terrier
The Irish farmer’s answer to vermin problems, the Soft-coated Wheaten, bred and developed for over two hundred years, is a good ratter and an excellent general farm dog. They were first recognised by the Irish Kennel Club in the late 1930’s and by the UK Kennel Club in the early 1940’s. This dog is the oldest native terrier of Ireland and is proof that the Irish breeding talent does not begin and end with racehorses.
The Wheaten is a medium sized dog with a distinctive silky, gently curling coat that gives a natural, unfussy look.
Feeding & Ownership
The Wheaten is an undemanding dog to feed with no special dietary requirements, they generally have a good appetite.
These dogs have strong personalities and a sense of fun. As long as they are included in everything you do they will prove trustworthy companions. They will keep you on your toes by occasionally misbehaving, but are generally high-spirited in the nicest possible way.
The non shedding silky, gently curling coat will need to be groomed on a regular basis to keep it clean, shiny and tangle free. Grooming needs will be greater between the ages of 7 to 24 months when the adult coat comes in.