Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

American Kennel Club (AKC) popularity ranking (most recent): 59 out of 167 11602

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
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Added: 01/31/11 Last Edited: 02/14/13

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Description

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier receives excellent marks for health of dog from our users. It can live to be about 14 years old. It has a shedding rating of 1 out of 5, so it sheds very little so you won't spend much time cleaning up fur. With an ease of training of 3 out of 5, it catches on fairly well and can be trained without too much difficulty. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is truly man's best friend. It is considered to be a bright breed. It needs an average amount of exercise and loves to go on walks. It was approved by the AKC in May 1, 1973. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an affection level rating of 5 out of 5, so it is quite loving and enjoys spending time with you relative to other dog breeds. It is good with kids. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is medium sized. It belongs to the terrier group. At 18 inches, it is average height. With an average weight of breed of only 38.50 pounds, it is lightweight. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier can have cream colored fur. It has long hair, fine hair and smooth fur. It has curled fur.

Why we recommend the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier over most other dog breeds

At Pikimal, we believe that the best way to make a decision is to look at the facts. In order to determine the ranking for the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, we took into account more than 22,000 facts about 265 dog breeds. Incorporating input from Pikimal users like you, we have determined that when choosing a dog breed, the most important qualities are personality, health and longevity and grooming and maintenance. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is an average dog breed when it comes to personality, doesn't fare well when it comes to health and longevity and is better than most dog breeds in grooming and maintenance. You can choose your own preferences and create a custom ranking, or check out the best dog breeds and compare the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier to the winning dog breed, the Havanese.

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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Full Details:

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personality
ease of training

3 out of 5

friendliness towards dogs

3 out of 5

friendliness towards pets

3 out of 5

friendliness towards strangers

4 out of 5

affability
affection level

5 out of 5

playfulness

5 out of 5

security
protection ability

2 out of 5

watchdog ability

4 out of 5

friendliness toward children good with kids 
attention required

4 out of 5

personality attributes

Affectionate, lively, friendly, quick, happy, self-confident, clever, intelligent, alert, hardy, stubborn, energetic, stays puppy-like into adulthood. some may be aggressive with male dogs

loyalty rating

5/5 stars from 7 user rating(s)

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intelligence rating

4/5 stars from 5 user rating(s)

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Best Breed I've Ever Had by David Fraser on October 26, 2012

You must be patient while they are young. They are puppies for at least 3 years. Often 4-5. They are also big babies -- you can give only carefully crafted negative reinforcement. The slightest disapproval sends them a message. Strong disapproval will cause them to become very anxious. Physical discipline is a complete NO NO with this breed.

In return, you will have the most loving, loyal, fun, clever dog you have ever known. Wheatons are known for their greeting...

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Coup de foudre !!! by Valérie Goldsztejn on November 12, 2012

La première que j'ai vue était âgée de 4 mois et elle dormait dans la paille de son enclos d'exposition lors d'un salon animalier, j'ai demandé à l'éleveur ses caractéristiques, elle n'avait aucun défaut d'après lui (pas seulement elle les chien de cette race en général). Si je devais étendre mon métier de toiletteuse vers un élevage je choisirais cette race sans hésitation... bref j'ai craqué pour elle et ses ascendants et ses desce...

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Rankings for the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier:

The soft coated wheaten terrier is

#41 out of 265 overall on Pikimal


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