•   Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers can adapt to just about any kind of home, city or country, apartment or suburban house.

•   Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers generally aren't aggressive and can get along with most dogs and other pets. They'll chase small, furry creatures outside however, including roaming cats.

•   Although they're not yippy, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier will bark if he sees or hears something suspicious.

•   Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers don't do well in heat. Keep your Wheatie indoors on hot days.

•   Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers want to keep their people company, and they can get stressed when left alone for long periods.

•   Give your Wheaten at least 30 minutes of daily exercise to keep him healthy and happy.

•   Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good with children.

•   Wheatens have minds of their own. Be firm and consistent, and use positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play, and food rewards.

•   Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have soft, silky hair and does not shed, but their coats keep growing; they will need frequent  combing to remove tangles as well as trims.

•   Puppies have dark coats of either red, brown, mahogany or white. Their muzzles and ears may be black or brown. The reddish-brown puppy coat gradually grows out to a nearly white before maturing into a wheaten-coloured coat. The adult coat may contain black, white or darker “guard” hairs in addition.

•   It is a Medium-sized dog, weighing 30-45 pounds. The breed has a square structure and is well built. The male should stand 18-19 inches at the withers and a female 17-18 inches.

•   The AKC no longer require docked tails, it is a preference.

 

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