Soft coated Wheaten Terrier dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Ireland
- Group: Terrier
- Weight: Males: 16-18 kg Females: 14-16 kg
- Height: Males: 46-48 cm Females: 43-46 cm
- Colors: wheat color, from beige to gold
- Training: relatively easy
- Grooming: requires regular brushing
- Temperament: playful, energetic, intelligent, brave, spirited
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 5 - 6 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Wheaten Terrier, Wheaten, Wheaten Terrier dog Softcoated
The breed originated in ancient breeds that have lived for thousands of years in Ireland.
It is believed to be closely related to Irish and Kerry Blue Terriers Terriers. He entered the US only after 1940.
Food Soft coated Wheaten Terrier
As you probably well know every dog has its own menu. Wheaten Terrier Soft-coated should be fed with food that needs body: proteins, carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
It's advantage owners and breeders to feed their "children" with home-cooked food because it is cheaper and so the animal can provide everything it needs in terms of nutrition according to activity, age and remaining factors.
Description Soft coated Wheaten Terrier
It is a medium sized dog, robust, quick, forceful, with a square aspect. The head is long, flat, well-defined stop, covered with a rich and soft hair.
The eyes are medium sized, almond-spaced, color brown. The ears are small to medium hanging at the girl, covered with hair. The tail is short, hanging up but not back. It has a rich fur on his head and covering his eyes forming beard.
The fur on the body is very soft and silky and needs two years to grow. It can be curled or created.
The colors can range from pale yellow to reddish yellow.
Behavior Soft coated Wheaten Terrier
It is a brave dog, lively, safe and elegant movements, active and playful, intelligent and eager to learn.
Sometimes it can be stubborn. Barking quite a bit.
Very attached and devoted to its master, loving and patient with children generally accept other dogs and other animals in the household, if socializes small.
Training Soft coated Wheaten Terrier
This dog dreseaza quite easy because it is intelligent and understands quickly what to do.
The training must be consistent, firm but positive without being severe.
You have learned what is and what is not allowed to do, he likes sports activities as flyball, agility competitions.
If they will consume daily energy reserves will be quiet in the house.
Characteristics Soft coated Wheaten Terrier
Dogs of this breed does not shed, but must comb from time to time not to get tangled fur.
Fur trim is not nor tear.
Feels better outdoors, being quite resistant to weathering, but adjusts and conditions of an apartment if they were provided the opportunity to do more exercise daily, with a high degree of activity.
It used to hunt small wild animals, as guardian of farms and dwellings, as a pleasant and devoted companion.
Health Soft coated Wheaten Terrier
Soft coated Wheaten Terrier, is known as a dog that lives long. It is susceptible to various diseases and hereditary recognized for the amount of protein they lost through the kidneys.
The dog fails to absorb fully digested protein level.
Other health problems are renal dysplasia, intestinal inflammation, Addison's disease and cencerul. Some specimens may suffer from food allergies or environmental.