Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, clearly from Ireland this terrier is among the least common in our peninsula but it deserves to be told and known. In Italy there are about fifty specimens to date, registered with the ENCI, but it is in the United States of America that this dog has taken hold. Many believe that he is the progenitor or almost of many other terriers known to date more than him, perhaps unfairly, and I refer for example to the “Kerry Blue”.
Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier: characteristics
It is not at all small as a dog, at the withers measure from 46 to 50 cm if male, if female it is slightly lower but not by much, in both cases it is well proportioned and harmonious overall. It is enough to see him to understand that he is a strong and powerful but at the same time agile dog, has almost perfect muscles and is in good health.
The trunk of the'Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier it is rather compact, a powerful neck supports the head which is long and proportionate to the rest of the body. The muzzle shows a well marked stop, it is long and ends with a black nose, the eyes are hazelnut brown, very expressive and intelligent although not too large or protruding, the ears do not protrude from the skull and are of moderate size. We finish with the tail: not thick, not thick, it is getting better and is carried gaily, completing the figure of an already handsome looking dog.
Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier: character
Born as a hunting dog, as a terrier, but today the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier it is almost always intended as a pet and does not mind at all. This makes us immediately understand that we are dealing with a quadruped fromexcellent disposition, peaceful and tolerant. In the family he knows how to behave both with relatives and with guests, even in the presence of children.
It is an excellent companion for games and walks, but also for movies in the armchair: affectionate, faithful, kind and cheerful, almost impossible to irritate him and make him spiteful or sad. He is very sensitive, however, and if we don't pay attention to him he can suffer, ditto if we don't play with him often.
Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier: breeding
In Italy there are five farms of Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier recognized by ENCI and indicated on its website, two of which are in Piedmont, one in Turin and one near Asti. The others are scattered in the Marche, in the province of Pesaro Urbino, in Emilia Romagna, in the Piacenza area, and in Gorizia, in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Taking a step back in time, we find this breed used for hunting, for herding and also for the guard, it has very ancient origins and it is said that its roots are precisely to be found in the County of Munster. Official recognition ofIrish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier however, as a breed it is recent: in 1937 it took place in Ireland and 6 years later in England.
Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier: grooming
So far we haven't talked about this terrier's coat yet, fine and silky, never harsh or unpleasant to caress. It can be any color between the light wheat tones and those of golden red and it should be taken care of well. This does not mean that it cannot be kept in the garden, on the contrary, but taking into account that good, constant and loving grooming is necessary. In fact, however, it is the only precaution that the breed requires, for the rest it does not bring us commitments or concerns as it also tends to robust health.
Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier: price
The price of a puppy's Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier it is difficult to estimate and I recommend that you contact one of the 5 farms recognized by ENCI to get a correct figure. It is also important to know the most recurring defects of this breed, such as a untreated coat, clear eyes, poorly worn ears, an incorrect gait, or shyness.
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