Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Breed Overview
The Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier, in further text “Wheaten Terrier”, is a medium sized dog with the distinctive and unique coat.
His single coat is wavy, soft or curly, and it comes in shade between gold to beige, but there is a possibility to have red, black and white hair. There are four varieties:
- Heavy Irish
- The Traditional Irish
The Irish coat is the silkiest and thinnest. You don’t have to worry because they don’t shed, but similar as Poodles, their hair grows continuously and requires regular trimming.
Wheaten Terriers can reach up to 51 cm in height and 20 kg in weight.
Their life expectancy is approximately 15 years
Suitability for Children – High
Tendency to Bark – Medium
Energy – High
Suitability as a Guard Dog – Low
Grooming Requirements – More than Once a Week
Trimming Required – Occassional
Amount of hair shed – None
Food Cost – $10 to $15
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $44