Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Potty Training

How to potty train a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppy with the Potty Training Puppy Apartment crate. We have Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier house training solutions, so housebreaking Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies will be fast and easy. Over 100,000 dogs have been successfully potty trained with our world-famous indoor dog potty, called the Potty Training Puppy Apartment, including Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. The free video below is a short version of our free 15-minute video which is located on our Home Page. The training techniques and tips are being demonstrated by Miniature Pinscher puppies, however, the techniques are exactly the same for a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppy or a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier adult dog. If you are seeking Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies for sale or adoption, please visit our Breeders page. At the bottom half of this page is specific breed information about the temperament and traits of a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, also known as an Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. If this breed is available in a teacup, toy or miniature size it will be mentioned below.

The soft-coated Wheaten terrier is an all-around dog, square-proportioned, graceful and strong, not exaggerated in any way. It is large enough to function as a general farm worker yet agile enough to perform its job as vermin exterminator. Its gait is free and lively with good reach and drive; the tail held erect. Its abundant, soft, single coat distinguishes it from all other terriers. It is long and silky with a gentle wave. The overall appearance is one of grace and strength in an alert and happy dog. The Wheaten makes a playful companion at home and a fun-loving partner in the field. It is affectionate, congenial and much gentler than most terriers. It is generally responsive to its owner's wishes but can be headstrong at times. It is good with children (although some may be overly boisterous with small children) and usually good with other household dogs and pets. It may dig or jump.

This is an athletic dog that needs a good daily workout, either in the form of a moderate to long walk or an invigorating game in the yard. It should be allowed loose only in a safe area because it still loves to hunt and chase. The Wheaten can live outdoors in temperate climates, but it is far better suited as an indoor dog. Its long coat needs brushing or combing every two days. As a nonshedding dog, loose hair becomes entangled in the coat and will mat if not combed out. Bathing and trimming every other month is necessary to maintain the desirable coat and silhouette; pets can be better managed if their coats are clipped to about 3 inches, but then they lose the breed's typical outline.

One of only three large terriers of Ireland, the soft-coated Wheaten terrier originated as an all-around farm dog, perhaps serving in this function for hundreds of years. Besides the ever-essential terrier function of extinguishing vermin, it also helped round up stock and guard the homestead. It was later even known to be trained as a gun dog. Its early history is largely undocumented; however, it is mentioned as a progenitor of the Kerry blue terrier. The Wheaten was a comparative latecomer to the show scene. Only in 1937 was it granted breed status in Ireland. For many years, an Irish championship required that a dog not only prove itself in the ring but also in the field over badger, rat and rabbit. The English Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1943, and in 1946 the first Wheaten came to America. The breed did not instantly catch the public's attention, but instead it took its time building a firm basis of support. In 1973 the AKC granted recognition. The soft-coated Wheaten terrier has remained a breed of only moderate popularity.