Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

KC Pedigree, Medium

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The Wheaten was bred in Ireland to be an all-purpose farm dog, responsible for herding, watching and guarding lifestock and dispatching vermin.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Anyone looking for a companion with a strong personality and a sense of fun who doesn't mind the grooming committment.

Not the best for ...

Anyone looking for dog with a low maintenance coat.

Aliases

Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Wheaten, Wheatie, SCWT

Cross between

None

Origin

Ireland

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Professional
Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

HOW IT WORKS

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