ALL ABOUT™ SOFT COATED WHEATEN TERRIERS
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Puppy & Breed Information
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The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has been known for over 200 years in Ireland. He may even have been an ancestor of the Kerry Blue terrier of today. A working terrier, the Wheaton was prized for ability first, with size and shade of coat secondary to his expertise in handling rat, rabbit, and the formidable badger.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Coat, Color, Care: with no plucking or stripping, other than daily beard washing and tidying up the head and cheeks, the Wheaton is an easy-care terrier needing only a good combing and brushing to keep his trademark coat in top condition.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Personality: The Wheaton is a terrier but a very happy, non-quarrelsome dog. Steady, sensible, privately Wheaton Terriers can be a little silly with their owners, but the Wheaton is calmly mannered, never timid, keenly alert for his owner’s voice, and as mentally quick as he is physically agile.
Exercise Requirements: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers thrive on regular outdoor exercise. He likes to stretch out and strut his stuff. A fenced yard will do but Wheatons will never turn down bicycle jogging or a good run in the field, either of which will prevent nervous habits such as chewing or licking.
Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia and other joint problems can occur in the long-lived Wheaton Terrier but may be prevented or modified by diet and proper exercise. Eye problems such as PRA and cataracts and VWD and renal are considered hereditary and puppies should be from cleared parents. Allergies, itching, drug sensitivities or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects. A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.
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