Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is thought to be the traditional Irish farm dog. It was the poorer folk's dog; large enough to enforce its presence but not so large that it was expensive to keep. It was bred as an all purpose dog to herd sheep and cattle, catch a range of vermin, keep watch around farm boundaries to repel intruders and be a family companion. They were also known to accompany their master on hunter or poaching outings.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier can live up to 13 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Soft Coated Wheaten is an elegant long legged terrier, the "teddy-bear" soft cuddly dog that is a delightful and faithful companion. It is a good family dog, orienting to the group rather than to one family member. It is generally good with children. It is happy and steady in temperament, carrying itself with an air of self-confidence. They are an alert dog that shows interest in the environment. They are less aggressive than is encouraged in some of the other terrier breeds.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers vary in their compatibility with cats and other household pets depending on the individual personality of the dog and their upbringing. There may be some conflict with adult dogs of the same sex.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The coat of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier sheds little and is a continuous growing coat. They require regular brushing and combing to remove dead hair and prevent matting. They also need to be trimmed or tidied up throughout the year. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is an active breed and needs regular exercise. A fenced yard is ideal. Daily walks are an advantage.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is the dog for you and you can keep it busy so as to minimize it getting into mischief, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Dr Monica Larnook VIC Contact
Adrian Mather ADNAAIRE TAS Contact
SHARON GAHAN NECHTAN NSW Contact
Peter Oswald Paxterr SA Contact
Fiona McCallum Ceilidhfold SA Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)