Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or also called Irish soft coated wheaten terrier is a terrier type breed of dog originated from Ireland. Use as a farm dog Soft-coated wheaten is friendly, loyal, playful, and smart dog ideal family pet companion even for those first-time fur parents.

They are suitable to live in an apartment, as long as they can get enough exercise in the outdoors, enough playtime and exercise help them keep fit and healthy. A house with a yard is also advisable for them.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Dog Breed Pictures

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  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs


17 to 19 Inches


30 to 40 Pounds

Life Span

12 to 14 Years

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Appearance

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has two types of coat the Irish and Heavy (also known as American). The Irish coat is generally silkier and wavier while the Heavy or American coat is thicker and fuller. Their coat color comes in any shade of wheaten, ranging from pale beige to shimmering gold. Sometimes you might find occasional red, white, or black hair, while the muzzle and ears sometimes have blue-gray shading.

The soft coated wheaten puppies have dark coats of red, brown, mahogany, or white. Their muzzles and ears may be black or dark brown. The reddish-brown puppy coat gradually grows out to nearly white before maturing into a wheaten-colored coat as they get two years old. 

They shed lightly so they are considered as hypoallergenic dogs. It is advisable to start at a puppy age to brush their coat daily as possible to spread its natural oil and to make their coat healthy. Bathe and groom them as necessary and use the dog shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good. Doing this as early as they age will make them feel comfortable in the process and make it easier for you to groom and bath your dog.

Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.

8 out of 10 dogs at the age of three have a dental problem like plaque and tartar, some have a worse dental problem that can lead to life-threatening and painful infections such as kidneys, heart, and liver infections, by a regular and proper way of brushing your dogs teeth you can avoid this health problem. A good hygiene will make you avoid other health related problem your dog might get, make them feel familiar and comfortable in the process of bathing and grooming, give them treat as their reward every time you finish the procedure.


The females Irish soft coated wheaten terrier weight around 30-35 pounds while the males weight around 35-40 pounds, the females height range from 17-18 inches while the males range from 18-19 inches.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Personality

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is generally friendly and playful, and tends to get along well with children and other dogs. They love their owner a lot and don’t mind cuddling on the couch for a long period of time, they are also very intelligent, easy to train, and discipline.

Like other breeds of dog when it comes to training they can be stubborn. Just remember to not ever yell to your dog because it can have a negative effect on their health instead use positive reinforcement and treat rewards in training them. Treats are a very effective way of training your fur baby.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Health

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average life span of 12 to 14 years, They are generally healthy, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. It’s very important to schedule regular visits with your dog’s vet to keep them healthy.

Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

Protein-Losing NephropathyWeight loss, swelling of the legs or abdomen, diarrhea, increased urination, and thirst, labored breathing, and kidney failure is some of the symptoms of Protein-Losing Nephropathy. It is an excessive amount of proteins and plasma is lost through the kidney.
Canine Eye InflammationCanine Eye Inflammation may occur with unknown causes or events but it is often connected to many serious health problems. If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.
Addison’s DiseaseIt is also known as hypoadrenocorticism, it caused by decreased hormone production from the outer part or cortex of the adrenal gland. The symptoms includes vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, increased thirst, increased urination, and unplanned weight loss. Intermittent shaking episodes are sometimes seen too.
Periodontal Disease In DogsIt is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.
Hip DysplasiaIt is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.

How much is Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier?

In buying to a legit breeder a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies will cost about $800 to $1500. While the basic cost of owning a dog range from $109 to $370 per month, it includes the food and treats, grooming, routine veterinary care, preventative medications and supplements, and lots more.

The Basic Costs of Owning a Dog

Type of ExpenseYearly Estimate
Food and Treats$250 to $700
Routine Veterinary Care (healthy dog)$700 to $2,000
Preventative Medications (to prevent heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other parasites) and Supplements (e.g. Vitamins, glucosamine or omega 3s)$200 to $600
Training Classes or Resources$25 to $300
Grooming$30 to $500
Dog Accesories (Toys, Beds, Leashes and Collars, etc.)$100 to $300
Average Monthly Cost of Owning a Dog$109 to $370
Average Yearly Total$1,305 to $4,400

The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay in for the rest of their life.

Note:  The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…

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