Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are happy-go-lucky dogs with a wonderfully fluffy coat. These medium sized dogs were bred in Ireland to do everything from herding to hunting to even fishing. Today, they are primarily companion dogs due to their devote love of people.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 18-19in

Female: 17-18in

Weight

Male: 35-40lb

Female: 30-34lb

Fun Fact

Terriers grew to prominence in Ireland because the English forbade them from owning hounds.

About this Breed

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is an energetic fellow with a coat as soft as silk. These dogs hail from Ireland, but most of their early history was not recorded. We do know they were bred as all-purpose working dogs. They are likely relatives of the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Irish Terrier. Wheatens weren’t recognized as a breed by the Irish Kennel Club until 1937. These dogs can do well in a variety of environments, so long as they get their daily exercise in. Unlike most terriers, they are a rather quiet breed. Their coat is unbelievably soft, but it requires a a decent amount of maintenance. Wheatens get along with other animals and love being around people.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier ancestry.

  • Desmond

    Desmond

    Purebred

    Bentley

    Bentley

    Purebred

    Kevin

    Kevin

    Purebred

    Hazel

    Hazel

    Purebred

  • Moose

    Moose

    Purebred

    Carl

    Carl

    Purebred

    Ceili

    Ceili

    Purebred

    Olivia

    Olivia

    Purebred

  • Tally

    Tally

    Purebred

    Lucy

    Lucy

    Purebred

    Keanu

    Keanu

    Purebred

    Benj

    Benj

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Teddy
  2. Bentley
  3. Barkley
  4. Otis
  5. Finnegan
  6. Chester
  7. Benj
  8. Believe
  9. Barney Ungashick
  10. beacon

For Females

  1. Molly
  2. Sadie
  3. Ellie
  4. Maggie
  5. Bailey
  6. Penny
  7. Hazel
  8. Bella
  9. Hope
  10. Willow

Common Locations

  1. Massachusetts, United States
  2. Ontario, Canada
  3. California, United States
  4. Ohio, United States
  5. British Columbia, Canada
  6. New York, United States
  7. Missouri, United States
  8. Pennsylvania, United States
  9. New Jersey, United States
  10. Virginia, United States

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