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The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a furry, adorable pure terrier breed that is loved by people all over the world. The versatility and adaptability of the breed make it the perfect dog. Discover more about our Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies for sale below!

Breed History

The Soft Coated Wheaten was used in Ireland as a farm dog for guarding farm animals, hunting vermin and herding for over two centuries. During this period, their tails were sometimes docked to avoid paying taxes. Although the breed was in existence for a long period, it was not recognized by the Irish Kennel Club as a breed until 1937. In 1973, the breed was also recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club). Recently their gene pools have been improved and expanded with the recent importation of the style dogs. 

Temperament

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are an active, playful breed of dogs. They are confident and happy. Training one will require consistency and patience as they are quite strong-willed. They are very friendly but make good watchdogs because of their observant nature. They are said to be the most active in the terrier group. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are exuberant greeters. They jump high to kiss the face of their owners. They also love children and can live with other animals if socialized with them from an early age. In general, they are affectionate, protective and friendly dogs. 

Environment

The Soft Coat Wheaten Terrier has the ability to adapt to different home environments. They can be live in a home with a yard or in an apartment either in the country or the city. So long as they are taken outdoors frequently to exercise, they will adapt easily. It is important though, that they are kept indoors. Soft Coat Wheaten Terriers thrive when surrounded by people hence should not be kept outdoors by themselves. They also are hunters and are prone to chasing after small animals so it’s best to keep them on a leash or in a fenced yard when they are outdoors.  

Exercise

The Soft Coat Wheaten requires a moderate amount of exercise. 30 minutes of daily exercise is enough to keep it fit. Exercise can include 10 to 15-minute walks, doggy sports, fetch and obedience training. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are strong-minded dogs and consistent obedience training will be good for them. When it’s hot outside, keep an eye on them during exercise time because they don’t do well in the heat. 

Grooming

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier requires only moderate grooming – based on your preferences. If you want your dog looking classy and elegant, you can groom it daily. If you don’t mind the scruffier look you can groom it twice a week. Bathe it only when necessary, brush it twice a week and trim hair occasionally. It is also important to brush your dog’s teeth twice a week and trim its nails once a month. Introduce your Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier to trimming from puppyhood so it can get used to it when it matures. 

Our Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies.

 

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers selective about their environment?

No, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier can easily adapt to any environment. All they require is a few minutes outdoors daily.

Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tidy dogs?

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to attract debris, dust, and dirt on their coat. These can get distributed around the house. 

Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers aggressive?

They are very friendly dogs. Most times their bark is worse than their bite. While they can alert you to suspicious activities, they are not the best attackers.

Do Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers dig?

Yes, they love digging. If you have a yard, they will probably leave holes all over it. It is important to inspect your fence from time to time to check for holes.

Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers noisy dogs?

No, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not yappy dogs. They only bark when they see something suspicious or when excited.

Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers easy to train?

Training a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier might take some time and a lot of patience. They are a strong-willed dog. Firmness and positive reinforcements can make training faster.

Where is the best place to keep Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers?

They are best kept indoors. Though they enjoy the snow, they wilt in the sun. They also do not enjoy being in the rain. Inside is the best option.

Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers good with children?

Yes, they are very good with children.

How much exercise do Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need?

30 minutes of exercise daily will keep your Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier fit. 

How often should Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers be fed?

Divide one and a half cup of dry dog food into two bowls. Give it one half of the food in the morning and the other half at night.

If you want a furry, playful dog, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is the best option for you!


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