It is a breed true to its name…soft coated and the color of shimmering wheat. 
Ninianne (GCh Gleanngay Lady Of The Lake), pictured above,
is five generations removed from my first Wheaten Terrier,
Ch Innisfree's Annie Sullivan, ROM.


Native to Ireland, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier shares a common ancestor with the
Kerry Blue and the Irish Terrier
and may even be the progenitor of these two better known Terrier breeds. He served as an all-purpose farm dog in Ireland. An easy keeper, he kept the varmints to a minimum, did some herding of sheep, hunted with his master and perhaps even helped turn the spit in the kitchen.  Less exaggerated than the Kerry, the Wheaten Terrier has the same square outline and is similar in style.

Irish & Kerry

Here are lovely examples of the other long-legged terriers native to Ireland: the Kerry Blue and the Irish!
The other terrier native to Ireland is the Glen of Imaal, shown below.

Glen of Imaal

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is, in spite of the fact that it is non-shedding, a high-maintenance breed, requiring lots of brushing, combing and general grooming if it is to look like the terrier it is. One must understand this before embarking upon ownership. All the information you might need before making a decision to buy one can be found at scwtca.org, our national breed club's web site.

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