Dog Breed Guide: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

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About the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Height (to base of neck): females 17-18″ males 18-19″

Weight:  females 30-35 lb, males 35-40 lb

Color: Wheaten

Origin: Ireland

Coat: Very soft, silky slightly wavy hair

Life Expectancy: 13-15 years

Energy level: Moderate to high

Exercise needs: Moderate to high

Breed Nicknames: Wheaten

Is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

Wheatens are cheerful and intelligent.  They tend to be calmer than the typical terrier and can be more obedient and amendable to training. They are good with children and a good family pet.  They are alarm barkers.  They are not trustworthy off leash and have a moderate prey drive, which can predispose them to chasing cats and other small pets.  Like most terriers they require a fair amount of activity and exercise to prevent boredom driven destructive behaviors.  Moderate grooming needs.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
 Ear Infection  $249  $2,102
 Skin Allergies  $459  $2,506
 Pyoderma  $287  $996
 Pink Eye  $159  $437
 Enteritis  $267  $1,230


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