The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has been in Ireland for over 200 years and his ancestors included the Irish Terrier and the Kerry Blue. He wasn’t owned by landed gentry. He was regarded as the poor man’s dog, used on farms to herd sheep, get rid of vermin, act as a watchdog and go hunting.
His silky, soft coat is wheaten in colour which is one of his stand-out features. He’s happy, alert and self-confident. He’s a true terrier, although less scrappy than others, and loves keeping active. He needs lots of exercise and can live almost anywhere. His coat sheds a little and needs regular grooming so it doesn’t get matted. His height is 17 – 19 inches.