The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is an Irish breed, sharing its ancestry with the Kerry Blue and Irish Terriers, and originally served as an all purpose farm dog. The Wheaten Terrier is a medium-sized dog weighing 30 to 40 pounds. The coat is soft, wavy and the color of wheat (hence the name of the breed). Intelligent, affectionate and loving, they are considered “people” dogs, and their playful personalities will stay with them into their senior years. Despite their affectionate and gentle natures, they are true Terriers and must be handled firmly, fairly and with consistency.