Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a dog breed originating from Ireland. It comes in four coat varieties; Heavy Irish, Traditional Irish, English and American. This breed is known for its single coat that sheds very little. It is one of the most recommended breed for people who suffer from dog allergies. In addition to that, this breed is cute in every aspect. It has a good temperament and is generally health. All in all, before bringing a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppy home, it is critical that you do a little research to understand the breed better.

Description

In appearance, the San Diego Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies grow into compact and squarely proportioned dogs. They have a moderately long head that is rectangular in shape. The head is proportional to the dog’s body. The muzzle is short when compared to the skull and has a well defined stop. The nose is black, large and a bit large for the dog. The teeth make a level bite. The lips are black. The eyes are almond shaped and wide set. The eye colors range from medium brown to reddish brown. It is possible to find the yellow or light eye color but this is a fault in written standards.

The ears are v-shaped and fold forward and are level with the dog’s skull. The neck of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies San Diego is of medium length and widens into the body. The back forms a level top-line. The tail is high set and is either docked or left natural. The coat is wavy and comes in shades of wheaten. It is important to note that the puppies are normally born dark brown in color and wheaten as they mature.

Temperament

Generally speaking, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies San Diego are agile, strong and well coordinated. The dog is happy and very playful. It is one of the friendliest terriers and makes a superb watchdog. The dog is also friendly and lovely towards kids as well as other dogs. However, it will need sufficient socialization to keep it from developing behavioral problems. The breed needs a strong pack leader who is not meek. It will need proper communication and exercises to bring out the best traits. Other than that, the dog will have a puppy attitude that will remain with it for the rest of its life.

Health

In spite of the San Diego Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies growing into generally healthy dog breeds, they are prone to protein wasting disease as well as flea allergies.

Care

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppy San Diego needs to be taken out for daily walks. Taking time to play with it will also be of great help. Grooming is aimed at achieving a natural look. Combing is recommended over brushing. Shampoo or bathe when absolutely necessary. With sufficient exercises, this breed is good for the apartment life.

Average size

Height: 17 to 20 inches

Weight: 30 to 45 pounds

Life expectancy

12 to 15 years

Typical use

Companion dog

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