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Breed Standards for the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier



General Appearance:

Square-proportioned, graceful, and strong, not exaggerated in any way




Medium-sized, slightly almond-shaped eyes; Head appears rectangular, powerful; Ears fairly small, breaking level with skull




Docked, carried gaily but not over back




Any shade of wheaten




Weight:  male:  35-40 lb; female:  30-35 lb

Height:   male:  18-29”; female:  17-18”




Its abundant, soft, single coat distinguishes it from all other terriers.  It is long and silky with a gently wave




Its gait is free and lively with good reach and drive




It is affectionate, congenial, and much gentler than most terriers


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