Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

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  1. dunbrine47

    dunbrine47 New Member

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    What's good about them and what's bad about them (Writer's block all I could come up with :lol-sign:)?
     
  2. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    Maybe it's just that the people who tend to own them around here should NOT have a terrier in any form, but I've met ONE nice/sane Wheaten. And they're actually surprisingly popular around here.
     
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    dunbrine47 New Member

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    Ditto, one of my former teachers has a wheaten and it was the most calm dog I had ever met.
    And he told me tales of how they can be quite the character.
     
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    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    That's... one way to put it! LOL I think a lot of people don't realize they are TERRIERS, and everything that goes along with that.

    The one I've met who was probably in the right kind of home was actually quite a nice dog. The others were crazy ;)
     
  5. Bigpoodleperson

    Bigpoodleperson Megan and Draco

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    Im sure ive met one nice/sane wheaton, but i really cant remember. I only remember all the crazy or not nice ones ive met. They really dont leave a good taste in my mouth.
     
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    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    I know a few in AAC agility. Don't know the couple that owns them that that well. Haven't ever seen them cause trouble or do anything exceptional that makes me remember them beyond attending and competing.
     
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    I love them they play very nicely at the dog park. with koda and kio. I think there so popular because there labeled as a hypoallergenic breed even though every dog has some dander.
     
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    Um, I have yet to have a good opinion of a Wheaten that was over 9 months old. And before 9 months, they're cute, adorable and on crack. I've been around a decent amount of them, they're fairly popular and I'd say probably 99% were aggressive in some form, with about a 50/50 split between dog aggression and human aggression. They are some of the jerkiest dogs I've had to handle. Aside of the low-shedding factor and cute puppy angle, I can't think of a single reason why I would recommend this breed to someone.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Really? I've never had a bad experience with a wheaten. My favorite was just one of the coolest dogs I've met. He's very friendly, energetic, and playful. He was just a blast to be around. He loved the water too. I don't see them very much nowadays.
     
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    Paige Let it be

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    I LOVE MY BOYFRIEND'S WHEATEN!

    She is so wonderful. She's only a year old, is very polite and an all around clown. Walk her, let her off leash for a bit of a run and she's a happy camper. She has a personality of gold, loves people and is an all around social butterfly. She's easy going. Did I mention cute?

    That's my only experience with a Wheaten Terrier though. Clover is awesome.
     
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    From what I have seen in the breed, they are like any other breed that gains in popularity. The back yard bred/puppymill strains tend to be neurotic on the aggressive/destructo side, and the well bred strains tend to be typical terriers. Highly active, drivey, intelligent dogs that need a lot of interaction, training, and handling from their owners.

    If you were to get one, I would go with a responsible breeder and meet the parents if possible to find out if they are sane or not. It would be a huge plus if the parents had some certifications, like CGC, TT, or TDI to prove their mental stability, but then that goes for any dog. Or you could go through a rescue, and adopt an adult that has been assessed and found to be stable.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    A lot of people in new york have them, supposedly they are great apartment dogs.

    They have a "wheaten greetin" lol cuz they have a really cute way they greet their people, they are born brown and then go blond. From what ive seen, they are sweet dogs and look a lot like teddy bears as pups
     
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    My neighbor had a wheaten mix, she even got along with my DA dog. We lost her to cancer in October 2007. ):
     
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    The ones I've met remind me of a snarky, smaller version of the labradoodles/goldendoodles we get in this area. They have no attention span and can't sit still for a nanosecond. They are on my most dreaded list for bathing.

    In all fairness, the ones I've met are most likely the products of BYBs and puppymills, so a well-bred wheaten may be an entirely different dog. I would absolutely suggest meeting a breeder's dogs before buying one.
     
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    My doctor 2 from same litter ( Tut-tut ! ) and ended up re-homing one . Double Terror !
     
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    I've only ever met one wheaten and she is just adorable. Very friendly, gets along well with both dogs and people and is very energetic, but she is still just a puppy less than a year old so I don't know how she will be when mature. I hope she doesn't change much from how she is now, though.
     

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