Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is an intelligent breed which originated in Ireland in the early 20th century as a working dog. Energetic and excitable, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier requires regular exercise and consistent positive training. While they are generally playful and affectionate, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers should be properly socialized with other dogs and cats at an early age.
Major Health Concerns: The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is a healthy breed with an average lifespan of 12-15 years. They are susceptible to Protein-Losing Nephropathy (PLN) and Protein-Losing Enteropathy (PLE), two protein-wasting conditions. They are also prone to Addison’s Disease and certain food allergies.
Interesting Fact: The Wheaten Terrier also comes in other coat variations, such as Traditional Irish, Heavy Irish, English, and American.
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