Wheaten Terrier

The Wheaten Terrier (also known as Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Wheaten) originated in Ireland and were bred to hunt rodents, to herd, and to guard farm animals. These dogs are believed to have blood relativity to the Kerry Blue Terrier and became popular in the mid 1940?s when they were brought over to the United States.

This breed has a shaggy long coat and a tuft of hair covering the entire length of their face. Their muzzle is long and rectangular with their ears being large and pricked upwards. This breed has a muscular agile body and long athletic legs. Although they are a large breed, the Wheaten is precise and quick when it comes to hunting and herding animals making them great working dogs as well as great family pets.

The Wheaten has a goofy sweet temperament that qualifies them as the perfect family pet. They love children and will play for hours on end with them. Although they get along very well with people, smaller pets such as cats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc. will not be safe around this breed. The Wheaten has a very high prey drive and any small animal that catches their eye will not be safe. This dog will grow an extremely strong bond with their families and will constantly show affection, loyalty and love.

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