Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-15 years
Weight: Male: 15.5-18.5, Female: 13.5-15.5
Height: Male: 18-19, Female: 17-18
Origin of Name: The Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier is a pure-breed terrier originating from Ireland.
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Ireland's gifts to civilization include great literature, a powerful smooth whiskey, and three magnificent long-legged terriers: Wheat, Carey Blue and Irish. All share a common lineage and were born for similar purposes. As versatile farm dogs, Wheatens were expected to do any number of pastoral chores, such as rattling, guarding chicken coop, and even shepherds or bird-dogs. When the day went by they were confounding the Fireside fellows, a role they still cherish - even if the stove was replaced by TV.