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    Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier |Ireland|

    Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier |Ireland|

    This is one of the three long-legged terrier breeds native to Ireland, and despite its long heritage, was recognized as a distinct breed only in the twentieth century. These were developed as all-around farm dogs, and this versatility underlines the breed today. The Soft- Coated Wheaten Terrier is a charming, engaging, and fun companion that is notably gentle and calm for a terrier breed. They are generally accepting of other dogs, and although they can be independent, with patience they are relatively easy to train.

    History

    This breed traces back several hundred years to a general farm dog that exhibited great diversity in type, but was extremely willing and able in spirit. These dogs were widespread on rural properties and were used for hunting, herding livestock, watching over homes, and companionship. They share the same roots as the Kerry Blue and the Irish Terrier, with all three breeds exhibited in the same class for “Irish Terriers” in Ireland during the nineteenth century. The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier was the last of the Irish terrier breeds to be recognized and was accepted by the Irish Kennel Club in 1937. The breed made its debut in the Irish Kennel Club Championship Show on St. Patrick’s Day, 1938.

    It is better to get one puppy at a time so that the dog will bond with you rather than with another puppy.

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