Talk:Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier

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Vulnerable Native Breed[edit]

This breed is classed in Britain as a VNB - a breed which originated in the UK but now has registration numbers with the Kennel Club of less then 300 puppies per year.

I'm a Canadian teenager on a gap year before Uni and I'm really interested in this. Would anyone like a VNB paragraph/link on this page? I can write it, but am ignorant about formatting etc. Plus, I'm trying to put together a whole collection on all 29 breeds on this list, including history and so on, using Wikipedia as one of my many sources. If you can help, or are interested at all, please contact me either on my talk page or at

--The Wizard of Magicland 19:42, 10 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


"Lickiful"? Bearcat 07:48, 3 Apr 2004 (UTC)

I thought the life expectancy was shorter than 16 years, more like 10-12 years or so...?--Sonjaaa 07:34, Nov 9, 2004 (UTC)

New Encycl of Dogs lists it as 13-14. I've been told (by vets) that the life expectancy of most breeds, at least in the US, has been increasing rapidly in the last couple of decades as medical care & food for dogs & the way dogs are treated (e.g., not allowed to run loose in the street) have improved. From what I know, most smaller dogs including terriers have longer life expectancies than medium or large breeds. So I'd doubt 10-12 yrs. Elf | Talk 23:35, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

In England the average life expectancy is probably around 13-14 years. There are some family lines where they make 15 - 16 but this is still rare.

"Wheaten greetin"?[edit]

What on earth is that phrase supposed to mean? It doesn't seem very encyclopedic to me. Also, on a somewhat different topic, what's the point of saying that some wheatens love water, well some hate it, a dog's additude to water is very individual and can't be generalised (except in a few breeds of retrievers, in which the trait has been bred for and is quite consistant). Pharaoh Hound 19:22, 5 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Whoa--you must not know any Wheatons! A "Wheaton greetin" may not seem very encyclopedic to you--but you would have to know and own a Wheaton to know what this means. Wheatons are known for their unworldly excitedness upon greeting people. Even though very obedient by nature, most Wheatons lose control when someone they love (and they love everyone) walks through the door. They are hard to train in this area because they are just as confident that you are going crazy over them as they are YOU. (DSA-US) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:27, 1 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Categorical Error[edit]

Why on earth is this article listed in the category, "Dog Breeds Originating in the United Kingdom"? You say, yourselves, the Irish Kennel Club listed the Wheaten first in 1937 and the English in 1943. Have you not heard of the Irish Republic? It's been around for a while now.--JO 24 (talk) 22:09, 16 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ooh, hadn't noticed that. To be fair, this was likely an honest mistake — I for one am well aware that Wheaties are Irish by origin, so do please curb your tongue. Cheers DBD 23:39, 16 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, that's all right, but mind it doesn't happen again. And what do they mean by low-importance dog articles? This is a highly important dog.--JO 24 (talk) 13:48, 17 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I honestly don't know — I'd say the breed is the single most important to me (having always known them...), but I daresay there's an objective way they've been classed as such by the 'pædia DBD 14:07, 17 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It sounds as though some Dog-related paranoia is setting in here. The Low-importance doesn't refer to the breeds importance, but to the article written about the breed, and, in my view, the descript is slightly off-target. Would be more apt to describe it as NO import, don'tcha t'ink? And, b4 some more anti-anti articles are written about me, I am owned by a Wheaten Terrier registered with the AKC whose ancestry line is directly from Ireland. Oh, by-da-way, so is my ancestry line (in part (1/4) anyway, although I must admit (sigh)I'm a mutt and not a pure breed blue-blooded lady like the Wheatie who owns me). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Scary Diseases[edit]

The article lists some scary diseases that this breed is allegedly susceptible to, but the article does not indicate how frequent these diseases are. Since a person might try to make a decision about what breed to purchase as a pet based on articles like this, it would seem to me useful to be a bit more informative on this. How likely are these scary diseases? It sounds as if I would likely buy a tragedy if I bought one of these dogs. Is that so? Or is it a rare occurrence? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Skysong263 (talkcontribs) 03:08, 31 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

House Pets[edit]

Wheaten Terriers are great as house pets. One of the main reasons Wheatens make good house pets is they are very calm and loving with children. The breed also doesn't shed much either which is nice for indoor pets. The only down side i've found with Wheatens is they are prone to cancer and do not like being left alone. The reason they aren't fond of being left alone is they are people pets and love being around the family. One last thing I really like about this breed is they are usually only 35 to 45 pounds so not to big or to small. I have found Wheatens to be great with kids and being indoor pets, so next time you want a new little puppy I recimend a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Soccer 4ever (talkcontribs) 23:41, 3 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

This article is a bit too small, and also, UK Wheatens look different- im uploading a pic of my wheaten soon!

Substituted at 02:16, 27 September 2016 (UTC)