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