|Terrier is a group of dog breeds originating in the British Isles initially
bred for hunting and killing vermin (rodents, rabbits and other small
game). This group of dogs are typically brave and tough with a lively
and energetic personality.
The word "terra" (latin) means earth and many Terriers were bred to go
to ground to seek out their prey. Once captured they drove the vermin
to the surface and quickly did away with them.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier belongs to the Terrier Group.
Originating in Ireland, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier was bred to
be an all-purpose farm dog. They worked the fields during the day and
were companions to the household at night.
The Soft Coated Wheaten of today is still very much a Terrier. They
will chase small animals exhibiting their inherent prey drive. While
Wheatens may appear to be less serious appearing than other breeds
in the Terrier Group, don't fool yourself! Many Wheatens are now
herding certified, will corner small animals and capture birds.
For more information on Terriers, please go to the following link:
|The best way to meet local
Breeders is to attend dog
shows in your area. You
can find a list of upcoming
dog shows by going to the
Select your state and
breed - Soft Coated
This will give you a list of
upcoming dog shows to