Davis Wheatens began after many trials and tribulations in our personal life. Years ago, I was at a very difficult point in my life and needed a companion, which I found in my first Wheaten Terrier, Kodiak. Kodiak was my best friend and when George, my now-husband was introduced to me, Kodi showed me immediately that George was a good man. After marriage, George and I brought Molly into our family. Her and Kodi were wonderful together, however they both eventually passed. After some time and much need healing, we were able to expand our family again with Rosie, Allonsy-Y! and Frankie. This led us to breeding, allowing us to share our love of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers with the rest of the world. Now, we are breeding Rosie and Allonsy-Y! to offer Wheaten Terriers for sale in California!
About Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
Dating back over 200 years, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have historical Irish roots with oral traditions that are obviously not well documented. What is known, is that these dogs were general purpose farm dogs. Intelligent and large enough to enforce authority, Wheaten Terriers would ward off all vermin, guard the family, herd sheep or cattle and patrol the farm. Wheaten Terrier Dogs can also be used for hunting, taking advantage of their otter and badger tracking abilities in both land and water. At times, these dogs were even referred to as “the best dog ever for poaching’. Strong and medium in size, Wheatens are versatile and not too expensive to house.
Wheaten Terrier Dogs in the AKC
It wasn’t until 10 years after the first Wheaten Terrier was shown, that the AKC recognized the breed. Previously, these dogs were shown under the miscellaneous class after the first pair was bred in the US in 1947. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America was created in 1962, still with less than 30 Wheatens in the United States. Just 6 years later, that number jumped up to 250 Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. Jumping forward to the early 90’s, Wheaten Terriers were the 7th most popular breed, with over 2,000 registered yearly with the AKC.
General Details of Wheaten Terrier Dogs / Puppies for Sale in California
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Dogs are a beautiful breed. They have a beautifully soft, silky coat with a gentle wave of a warm wheaten color and underneath that coat is a formidable dog that makes it obvious these dogs have Terrier origins. their stature is medium in size and square. Typically, Wheaten Terriers are happy dogs that are confident and alert, as well as versatile with skills in obedience and agility for competition.
While every dog is different, most Wheaten Terriers range from 17” – 19” tall at the shoulder with females weighing roughly 30lbs, and males around 40lbs. The coat of a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier doesn’t shed on carpets and clothes like many other dogs, however it does need to be combed out to prevent matting. Davis Wheatens Soft Coated Terriers for Sale in California are also perfect for owners with allergies. In describing the demeanor of a Wheaten, they are playful and affectionate, graceful, strong and adaptable. Demanding a great deal of attention, Wheatens love to be around their human family. In return, they make great watch dogs and love to announce visitors. Since the origin of Wheaten Terriers makes them vermin hunters, they are not exactly cat-friendly.
Contact Davis Wheatens today for availability so we can find a Wheaten Terrier puppy for you!