Softcoated wheaten terrier has especially soft coat that adorns them and makes their owners proud. Wheatens don’t molt, that is they don’t shed hair even when seasons change, so it’s necessary to comb them regularly. The coat length can be about 12.5 centimeters.
They do not have an unpleasant smell. The literature states that Wheaten coat is hypoallergenic.
We prefer that our dogs settle in a professional salon. At home we buy them professional shampoos, regenerator and oil intended for their coat. We also use highly professional brushes that are gentle for their skin and are effective in combing. Softcoated should be bathed every 10-20 days in normal circumstances. Of course, when they get too dirty or get wet from rain, roles into mud, it must be bathed.
You cannot allow the hair to tangle or to create small balls of coat because that destroys the coat and the skin cannot breathe. Softcoated terrier of Irish type has a gentle silk coat which comes to its full maturity between 3 and 4 year of life.
Coat brushes and combs
It is not necessary to have a lot of products to maintain the coat. You have to have a brush with long curved pins for combing and a straight comb with wide space between the teeth.
Grooming dog: Coat short on the body, neck, chest and skull, left very long in the muzzle and over the eyes, beard and mustache are nurtured, abundant hair on the legs, body hair short so that it follows the contours of the body, tail arranged so that tapering towards the top.
Not grooming dog: The hair is left longer than 12.7cm, lush and soft, wavy or slightly curly (length does not mean fullness). Hair should not be like a poodle or bobtail. Dogs given in this type of hair must be punished severely because they give a wrong impression of type and breed. Particular attention should be paid to the development of hair in puppies. Pups are seldom born with the hair of adequate quality, but they go through several changes of color and texture before the final development. The required quality should be achieved at the age of 18-24 months.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are born red, gray, and sometimes quite yellow in color, always with a black mask. Sometimes there is a dark stripe along the middle part of the back, or the black tops of the hairs on the body. These dark markings disappear with age, the color black is allowed at any age with the exception of a dog with a muzzle which gradually disappears.
COLOR: Any shade from light wheaten to a golden red wheaten.
Faults: Overshot, undershot, nose of any other color than black, adult dog with unclean wheat color, nervousness, aggressiveness. Eliminating faults: Yellow eyes, black hair, brown hair, muddy, thick, woolly or cotton wool coat texture. Males should have two properly developed and fully descended testicles in the scrotum.