Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is from the west coast of Ireland where he was an all-round farm dog, herding, guarding and hunting all kinds of vermin. Never a hunt terrier, he was more of a farm dog than a sporting one.
The Soft Coated Wheaten coat is an unusual one for a terrier; it is soft, silky and wavy or with large soft curls and always wheaten in colour. It is not trimmed, though can be tidied for show purposes, but does need to be kept thoroughly groomed. He measures up to 19½” and is solidly built. He stands four square, short-backed and alert with an alert head carriage.
Although the Soft Coated Wheaten is not a particularly popular terrier, he is a very good housedog; he loves family life and is full of energy and is reasonably biddable, though training takes some patience. Puppies are not readily available but they really are a lovely and very individual breed.
Rescue and Rehoming
If you need to rehome your own dog, first contact the breeder to see what support she can offer. If that doesn’t resolve your problem then contact a designated Rescue organisation (if one exists) or a Breed Club.