Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Breed History / Description

Colour and texture of coat, two of the breed's main features are described in its name. Some claim the Soft Coated Wheaten to be an ancestor of the Irish Terrier and the Kerry Blue. The Wheaten was used for hunting badger and otter. The breed was recognised by the Irish Kennel Club in 1937 and in 1943 by the Kennel Club. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is in the Terrier breed group. 


A natural terrier with strong sporting instincts, hardy and of strong constitution. 


Good-tempered, spirited and game. Full of confidence and humour; a delightful, affectionate, intelligent companion.

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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