Original Name : Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Type : Lupoid
Other Names : Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Wheaten
Male size : 18-19 inches
Male weight : 46-48 lbs
Female size : A little smaller than the male
Female weight : A little lighter than the male
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Ireland
Spirited and game, good tempered, very affectionate and loyal, very intelligent, Wheatens are great friends and wonderful defenders, without a drop of aggression.
Generally powerful without being coarse.
Not too long, from the withers to the base of the tail approximately equal to the height at the withers.
Good clear wheaten or shades of light wheaten to golden reddish hue. Puppies are generally reddish, grayish and sometimes clear wheaten, with a generally black mask.
Small to medium, carried forward, level with the skull.
Well set, not too thick, carried cheerfully but never over the back.
No undercoat, soft texture and silky to the touch, not harsh, may be trimmed.
Wheatens most likely belong to the oldest of the four Irish terrier breeds. They can be traced back at least two centuries, based on texts that mention “soft haired” dogs. Their connection to the modern Irish Terrier appears to be the result of intentional breeding experiments, so Wheatens probably have a well mixed lineage. Despite the breed’s long history, it was not officially recognized by the Irish Kennel Club until 1937. The breed has gradually gained in popularity since then and is now spread throughout the world, although the overall population is fairly low.These hardy, active, short-coupled dogs are well-built to the extent that they give the impression of possessing strength. They are not too leggy or low to the ground.