Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Colour: A good clear wheaten
Lifespan: 13 to 14 years
good-tempered • spirited • confident • affectionate • independent
High-spirited Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good-tempered, but can be wilful and independent. They are active and playful with owners and have a coat that will need careful cleaning after a long, boisterous walk.
Originally bred for droving, herding and hunting.
This terrier is active, playful and versatile.
High. Enjoys plenty of exercise.
owners affectionate, loyal
children good if raised with them
other pets may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
strangers good if well socialized
unfamiliar dogs can be problematic
Experienced, strong-willed owner who can provide this exuberant dog with a job to do, plenty of exercise, play and training.
May display status-related aggression to gentle owners, and tends to be aggressive to other dogs.
The dog's coat will bring in mud and dirt from outside and will need careful cleaning.
- Q: My terrier has a red rash on her underbelly, can you suggest something to soothe it?
- A: The best course of action would be to make an appointment with your veterinary surgeon to have the rash examined. The rash may be a contact reaction to something she has laid down on, or it may be an allergy... More »
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