The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Breed
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a fun, loving personality and is not snappish or scrappy like its other Terrier cousins. This breed is excellent with children and will keep them entertained for hours running around the backyard. The Wheaten is also a great dog for novice dog owners but tends to be a sensitive dog. Never use harsh words or hard training for the Wheaten, and it is best to socialize this breed early and often for best results. Despite this breed’s former role as a guardian for the farms of Ireland, the Wheaten does not make for a good guard dog because he is uncommonly affectionate with strangers. Additionally, the Wheaten does very well with other dogs and loves to have fun. However, instinctual traits may make the Wheaten less than ideal for socializing with smaller animals, such as gerbils or rabbits due to its vermin hunting roots. High energy, bouncy, and fun-loving only begin to describe the activity levels and needs of the Wheaten and this breed is remarkably easy to train. The Wheaten loves his people and wants to please but requires a lot of attention and activity.