Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Breed Maintenance
Daily brushing is required to keep the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's coat looking its best, but this breed is not known to shed much. When it comes to bathing, the Wheaten should only be bathed and shampooed when necessary due to the sensitive skin. Daily brushing will help keep the Wheaten's coat clean and mat-free. Dental hygiene is also important, so it is recommended to clean the Wheaten's teeth two to three times a week, though daily is preferable. Teeth cleaning will help reduce and remove tartar build-up and remove bacteria from the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's mouth. Toe-nail clipping is recommended twice a month or when you hear your Wheaten's nails clicking while he walks. Because the grooming needs are higher in the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, it is suggested that owners start grooming practices while the Wheatens are puppies to acquaint them with the maintenance best. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a bouncy, active dog that needs to run to burn off excess energy. However, if given the opportunity to run around in a safe, fenced in area, such as a dog park, the Wheaten is highly adaptable to apartment and urban living. The Wheaten will tolerate a hotter climate over a colder one but is an ideal dog for temperate environments. When it comes to feeding the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, this medium-sized dog needs between 1.5 and 2 cups of dry food divided into two meals daily. How much you feed your dog will depend on his activity level, age, and metabolism. Since the Wheaten is a little more sensitive to food allergies than other breeds, pay close attention to his nutritional needs any adverse reactions. You can consult with your veterinarian to develop a nutrition plan suited to your dog's personal needs as well.