Dog Terrier Wheaten

Dog Terrier Wheaten



The Playful and Versatile Dog: Wheaten Terrier
Like most terriers,​ the​ Wheaten terriers,​ or​ simply called as​ Wheatens,​ were originally bred as​ hunters .​
Therefore,​ their physique naturally evolved as​ strong and healthy .​
Their hunting instincts have made them agile and alert as​ most terriers are .​
However,​ this breed is​ more stable and steady as​ compared to​ most terriers as​ they were used as​ by Irish farmers as​ all-purpose dogs .​

Among the​ activities that molded their instincts and physical features were herding cattle and sheep,​ vermin terminators,​ hunting both in​ water and on​ land,​ and serving as​ watch dogs that deterred trespassers.
The following are some of​ the​ basic facts breeders would really love to​ know about Wheatens:
Category: Terrier
Living Environment: indoors (highly recommended); outdoors (fenced yard)
Coat: single coat,​ medium length,​ silky and soft,​ wavy
Colors: born to​ have black coats but at​ the​ age of​ two,​ their coats lighten to​ achieve the​
color of​ wheat grains
Height: between 17 and 20 inches
Weight: between 30 and 45 pounds
Temperament:
Naturally,​
• they rarely bark especially when it​ is​ unnecessary to​ do so
• they immediately reflect the​ moods of​ their household or​ those around them.
• their type requires a​ great deal of​ commitment and effort in​ training them so they should not be given to​ novice breeders and/or owners

If trained properly,​ they

• are generally happy and friendly
• are easy-going,​ confident,​ and deeply dedicated to​ their family's security
• can get along well with older children and other animals that have been raised with them or​ are living within the​ same household
Breeders should note of​ the​ following health issues:
• Flea allergies
• Addison's disease
• Heat stroke
• PLN and PLE

Care and Exercise:
• They require daily combing to​ prevent their wavy and thick coat from tangling.
• They should undergo trimming by professionals at​ least four times each year .​
• Dry shampooing or​ even bathing should be done only when it​ is​ necessary .​
• Eyes and ears should be checked and cleaned on​ a​ regular basis .​
• They should be brought along with family activities such as​ play sessions,​ hiking,​ picnic,​ and even walking.
Origin/History:
The soft coated breed of​ terriers,​ shortly called as​ Wheatens,​ originated from Ireland .​
The date of​ their existence was obscure but many assumed that their breeds were one of​ the​ oldest among other Irish varieties .​
They were molded as​ herders,​ farm dogs,​ and hunters and terminators of​ vermin,​ like the​ Cairns of​ Scotland .​
From Ireland,​ they were brought to​ the​ US in​ the​ year 1946 .​
Slowly they gained popularity as​ pets and as​ entertainers .​
However,​ the​ extraordinary appeal of​ this breed to​ the​ Americans at​ present would not be possible if​ Patrick Blake did not save its lineage from extinction in1932 .​
They were registered by the​ American Kennel Club in​ the​ year 1973.
Though their types have hunter instincts,​ they can get along well with older children and other animals within the​ household through proper training and attention .​
Like most terriers,​ they easily develop close affinity with family members so they normally appoint themselves as​ watch or​ guard dogs.
For professional breeders,​ why not appoint them as​ well as​ your pet especially when you​ are looking for a​ playful yet reliable companion and guard dog? to​ this effect,​ you​ can say that what you​ own is​ one heck of​ a​ dog—a dog that can work and play as​ well!




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