Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier are that they are sweet tempered, easy going, self confident, playful, and friendly.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is great with children and good for families.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 30 to 45 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases associated with this breed of dog are flea allergies and protein wasting disease.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, comb--DO NOT brush--every other day. Sheds very little.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be for the apartments and condos provided they are exercised enough. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $650 to $900 or more. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog because they will bark when strangers as well as guests arrive.

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