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About Wheaten Terriers

Marchwind I Dreamed I Was Flying ("Emmett") and Marchwind All That You Dream ("Clarence") - January 2012 Hamburg Dog Show

Meet the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

The soft coated wheaten terrier originated in Ireland as a farm dog and was recognized by the Irish Kennel Club as a distinct breed in 1937.  The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1973.  Today, the wheaten's happy, affectionate and loyal personality make it a popular family pet.  The wheaten is distinguished by its soft and silky "wheaten" coat and, while classified as a terrier breed, wheaties are generally milder in temperament, than their other terrier relatives.  Wheatens are medium-sized dogs weighing from 30-40 pounds and standing 17 to 19 inches tall.  They are seen in two "coat types" - the heavier North American coat and the silkier "Irish coat."  Both coats are correct and a single litter may have Irish coated and North American coated puppies.  Tails may be docked or left natural.  Wheatens enjoy spending time with their families and can be trained to participate in a variety of organized events including agility, obedience, conformation, rally, herding and tracking.