Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers are a fantastic breed of dog! Our goal is to make sure that you know plenty about Wheatens and that we know plenty about you so that we can be sure that you and your pup will make each other happy beyond words! With that said, please visit all pages of this web site to gain further knowledge of Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers. "Tell Us About You" is a short survey which may help determine if a Wheaten is the right breed of dog for you.
THE BREED STANDARD
According to the official AKC breed standard from the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, it is a medium-sized, hardy, well balanced sporting terrier, square in outline. He is distinguished by his soft, silky, gently waving coat of warm wheaten color and his particularly steady disposition. He should present the overall appearance of an alert and happy animal, graceful, strong and well coordinated. An adult female Wheaten weighs approximately 30-35 pounds and adult males weigh approximately 35-40 pounds.
The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America (SCWTCA) formed in 1962 on St. Patrick's Day. On March 17, 1973, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier achieved AKC recognition as their own breed - another great day for the Irish!
Although Wheatens are a single-coated dog and do little to no shedding, the hair inside the ear canal needs to be plucked out every 4-6 weeks! Using tweezers or hemostats, pluck any hair from the ear canal. If you let hair grow there, it quickly becomes a place for bacteria and wax to build up. This can cause ear infections.
Baby Wheaties are born with a rusty brown coat and very dark ears and muzzle. Although extremely adorable, they look nothing like the gorgeous animal they will mature into, with that luxurious, soft coat that can be any shade of a wheat field!