The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier originally hails from Ireland. They were bred to be all-purpose farm dogs and are recognized by the American Kennel Association as one of the working dog breeds. They can successfully complete many duties including herding, watching and guarding livestock and vermin hunting and killing. They are also excellent at obedience and agility training.
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Personality
The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier temperament is energetic and playful. They require a patient trainer who is willing to provide them with tons of positive affirmation and lots of rewards (in the form of treats) while training. They do not respond well to harsh training and might turn aggressive if threatened or harassed. A positive approach will work best with this intelligent yet headstrong dog breed.
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Considerations
The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier has a single coat and sheds very little hair so they are really good for people who are allergic to dogs. In fact, they are considered to be one of the hypoallergenic dog breeds. Since they are a working dog breed, they need to be exercised regularly to maintain their physical and mental health. They make great family pets that bark to keep their master alert but rarely get aggressive.