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BSK Breed Index: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Life Span: 12-15 years

Height: 17-19 in

Weight: 30-40 lbs

Litter Size: 5-6 pups

Temperament: Easy Going

Intelligence: Medium

Classification: Terrier

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

The Wheaten is related with the Kerry Blue and the Irish Terrier. Over the last two hundred years, the breed has been flourishing not only in its home country of Ireland, but all over the world. They were originally farmer's dogs, used to patrol the land, herd sheep and hunt vermin. 

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Fun Facts

Wheatens will chase squirrels, rabbits, cars, and anything else that moves and were originally bred to hunt, herd and guard.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers were registered by the AKC in 1973.

An alternative name is Teddy Bear.

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