meet theSoft Coated Wheaten Terrier


Training &Temperament

Well-trained and properly socialized Wheatens are excellent housemates. If you enjoy pets given to enthusiastic displays of affection, this might be the dog for you. A longtime owner once wrote, “Wheatens are always overzealous when reunited with their own best friends—for to leave a Wheaten alone for even a few moments warrants a welcome fit for a hero returning home after months at war!” It’s what the breed’s fans call, "the Wheaten greetin’."

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Did You Know?

Wheaten temperament is unique, combining the alert intelligence of the terrier tribe with the steadiness of the working dog.

Lydia Vogel of Massachusetts brought the first Wheatens to the United States in the 1940s, but real activity in the breed in this country did not begin until the late 1950s when the O'Connors and Arnolds imported their dogs.

The Soft Coated Wheaten was shown at Westminster in February 1947.

The Irish Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1937.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Wheaten 224


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code