The Wheaten Terrier, or Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier, is a friendly, outgoing, and happy dog that was initially bred as a hardy farm dog in Ireland. Wheatens are friendly dogs who enjoy human company. They are energetic and like to jump around. Their extroverted nature means that they require proper training when they are puppies so that they don't misbehave as adults. Wheatens are medium-sized dogs at around 18 to 20 inches high and weigh approximately 30 to 40 pounds. The distinctive feature of this breed is their long, wavy, soft coat, the color of wheat.


1. The Appearance of the Wheaten Terrier

Wheatens have long, silky, wheat-colored coats and well-built, oblong-shaped bodies. Their coats partially cover their eyes. They have strong muzzles, dark eyes, and large, black noses. Wheaten puppies are not born with their signature wheaten coat. Instead, they are born with dark brown or red fur, which lightens over the first two years of their lives.

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