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Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

All About the Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

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Average Height & Weight

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 18 to 19 inches.

Weight: 35 to 40 pounds.

Females – Height: 17 to 18 inches.

Weight: 30 to 35 pounds.

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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier


Typical Coloring

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are commonly wheaten.





Though Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are from the Terrier family, they are not as scrappy as other Terrier breeds. Happy dogs, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are adaptable and self-confident, as well as affectionate and fun-loving. They very much enjoy the company of humans.




Activity Level

A medium-energy breed, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier requires more exercise than other Terriers. They enjoy long walks and playing in the yard, though they must be monitored if small animals are around because they surrender to their natural hunting instinct.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concern for Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers is protein wasting diseases. Renal dysplasia and allergies are less common but still occur within the breed, while progressive retinal atrophy, canine hip dysplasia, Von Willebrand Disease and heart problems are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a low tolerance for hot climates and a medium tolerance for cold climates.



Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Though they sometimes jump up on children or other pets, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are very good with families. They like kids and are usually friendly to other dogs and household pets.




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